The UK’s East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA), in partnership with the University of East Anglia (UEA), has launched a postgraduate certificate specializing in pre-hospital care, aimed at paramedics, nurses, operating department practitioners (ODPs) and other registered healthcare professionals.
The qualification will ensure a high-quality, contemporary, clinically focused learning experience for practitioners working in the pre-hospital setting – including those in air ambulances.
The Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) for Healthcare Professionals modules will equip learners with foundational knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for a career in advanced PHEM, including navigating the complexity of emergency medical systems and associated equipment and medicines management. The certificate will also cover the challenges associated with austere environments, special circumstances and human factors in PHEM.
EAAA Deputy Medical Director and Training and Education Lead Dr Rob Major said: “We are thrilled to work in partnership with UEA to offer a postgraduate certificate in PHEM. EAAA continues to push the boundaries in pre-hospital care. Our ultimate aim is to improve emergency care for all patients to give them the best chance of surviving and recovering from a life-threatening critical illness or injury.”