All Clinical courses are listed below or you can use the filtering tools to help find the course you are looking for.
Staff in all areas are welcome to apply for courses in other divisions if you can manage the travel – The filters are there just to show you what is nearest to each division
(Please note – travel costs are only claimable for mandatory training).
This introductory level, one day course is designed to develop your awareness of Personality Disorder.
This training is funded and supported by the Gloucestershire Mental Health Crisis Concordat and by One Gloucestershire
The local Right Care and clinical team are holding a right care event
for SWASFT ambulance staff and representatives from Cotswold Frailty
Service, Minor injuries unit, Rapid Response, Mental Health and SPOCA
to have a forum to informally discuss all things related to the Right Care
initiatives and local care pathways.
This multiagency 3 hours workshop is led by a Mental Health Nurse & TILS Clinical Operations Manager. There will be several opportunities to participate, as 12 sessions have been planned Trust wide. Delegates are asked to complete an online course prior attendance.
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Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD): Raising awareness of the needs of ARBD sufferers and their carers: Training for professionals
The course is part of a funded project to support people with ARBD and their families in two ways:
1. By improving the skills and knowledge of practitioners working with people with ARBD conditions and those at risk of ARBD;
2. By improving access to information for professionals, people with ARBD and their carers.
The BNSSG Community Education Provider Network (CEPN) is offering a funded 2 part program combining Mental Health First Aid and solution focused conversations, enabling staff to:
• Recognise a range of common mental health problems, identify crises, and be confident to assist
• Support patients to access appropriate local services
• Support self-care approaches to managing common mental health issues such as low mood, anxiety and difficulty sleeping
Hosted by Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance this ‘Get Acquainted’ Day enables DSAA and SWAST crews to meet each other away from the pressures of scene, and participate together in discussions, workshops and more.
Are you aware of the mental health challenges future families face since pregnancy and after delivery? Up to one in five women and their families are believed to be affected by mental health problems in the perinatal period.
This can include anxiety and/or depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, postpartum psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, bi-polar affective disorder, personality disorder and eating disorders.
This is a CPD opportunity for patient facing staff of all grades (Road and Hub).
The focus of the day will be how to work with those who present in crisis, covering a range of Mental Health Problems but paying special attention to Borderline Personality Disorder and working with those who are suicidal.
Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP) are offering SWAST staff free access to their online diabetes learning tool. Supporting all levels of healthcare practitioners the tool helps to demonstrate their diabetes knowledge and skills relevant to their role. A variety of diabetes specific topics are available which currently amounts to 30 hours of diabetes study time.
An international cutting-edge rugby-focused self-funded sports medicine conference on 9 & 10 May 2018 at Sandy Park, home of the Exeter Chiefs. Topics include concussion research and management, nutrition to support injury recovery and the athletic heart.
This fantastic 2 hour course on pre-hospital burns assessment and treatment includes both paediatrics and adult care and will improve your knowledge of treatment in a pre-hospital environment. This course comes highly recommended and is available free to all staff.
EWBL is a 40 Credit Masters level UWE module which aims to capture educational opportunities that arise in the workplace. Completion of the EWBL module can help you develop as an individual whilst directly contributing to service improvement. The module is based around a project you plan and is extremely flexible.
Although based at UWE, face to face days are not required. Please discuss with the Module Lead and UWE contact.
We have compiled a collection of Online ECG Distance Learning resources from various providers. These deliver videos, tutorials, posts, discussions and quizzes available to all staff. Topics include electrophysiology, STEMI, lead systems, avis deviation, normal and abnormal ECG patterns and arrhythmias.
This course is a great opportunity for Paramedics and midwives to exchange experiences to aid in a multi-professional approach to patient care and cross service working. You will learn the general methodology of maternity care including breech birth, shoulder dystocia, neonatal resus, post partum haemorrhage & cord prolapse. This course is open to Paramedics and clinicians above this level.
Fully funded places for SWAST paramedics and clinicians above this level on a full day PROMPT course in Truro. Course content includes Eclampsia, Haemorrhage, Complex Deliveries, Shoulder Dystocia and more.
All courses are fully funded subject to application criteria, 16 to 20 weeks in duration based on 8-10 hours of learning per week. Subjects include Dementia Care, Mental Health, Diabetes, IT Skills, Customer Service, Business Administration, Team Leading and many more.
Workforce Development training and development opportunities for staff delivering clinical research within the South West Peninsula. Training opportunities include Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Valid Informed Consent (VIC) and Paediatric Communication and Consent (PCC) and more.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED. SWASFT are pleased to announce that we will be opening once again for applications to undertake a BSc (Hons) Practice Development: Developing Paramedic Practice with the University of Cumbria (commencing in January 2018).
This programme will enable successful applicants to undertake a fully funded distance learning BSc top up programme in under two years.
ASIST is an interactive and practical two day course for those working/volunteering in the Gloucestershire area that aims to:
• help people to recognise the signs that someone is considering suicide
• Gain the skills and confidence to respond appropriately and intervene to prevent immediate risk of suicide.
ASIST has been described as a form of ‘suicide first aid’.
Clinical Supervision - The supervision of clinical practice – application of enhanced theory and skills (degree level)
These six study units have been produced to help healthcare professionals to understand the principles of clinical supervision and how it works in practice. The materials are appropriate for both supervisors and supervisees. We hope they will enable you to gain maximum benefit from the process.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED. This 20 credit Level 6 module at Plymouth University enables you to advance your practice in the provision of high quality, patient-centred care, appraising risk leading on the development of complex patient pathways to deliver safe care.
We have 6 spaces available on 2 runs for SWAST staff.
A great opportunity to attend a fully funded PROMPT training day which includes managing birth complications, haemorrhage and basic new-born resuscitation with some fantastic practical sessions on pregnancy induced hypertension with hands‐on workshops on cord prolapse, vaginal breech and more.
Would you like to increase your confidence when responding to trauma patients? Would you like to work to an internationally recognised and certified standard?
The primary aim of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma care. Often it is the basic principles of trauma care that saves lives; this 2 day PHTLS course focuses on these skills.
This is a high quality ambulance specific 1 day CPD session around Cancer, End of Life and Palliative care. It is a great opportunity to learn, share experiences and help you approach these difficult situations professionally.