the attention of UK paramedics
of state registration
designed to assure patients, the public, employers and potential
employers which paramedics are appropriately qualified and
competent to practice. It sets a standard that is recognized
throughout the UK, and recognizes Paramedics as professionals.
title "State Registered Paramedic"
will be illegal for someone to use the titles; state registered
paramedic, registered paramedic and state paramedic unless
registered with the board. Or work as a paramedic if not
are eligible if you have obtained qualifications approved by the
hold an Ambulance Paramedic Certificate issued by IHCD (formerly
NHSTA and NHSTD) following successful completion of all stages of
training programme. If you hold paramedic qualification outside
the UK with suitable qualifications and experience that is
accepted by the board.
LAS are using a news priority despatch system (AMPDS). Below are
the definitions of the categories
A CALLS ;
RED 1 - Actual death imminent (Unconscious not breathing)
RED 2 - Possible death imminent (Unconscious/not alert but
breathing, or with other signs like mechanisim of injury)
RED 3 - Risk of imminent death (breathing and conscious but at
N.B. All calls to children aged 2 and under automatically get a
"RED 3" regardless of diagnosis.
CAT B CALLS ;
AMBER 1 - Definitely serious (not immediately life threatening
,but requires urgent on scene assessment ,treatment and
AMBER 2 - Possibly serious (not immediately life threatening and
on specific gain from immediate treatment on scene or in an
CAT C CALLS :
GREEN 1 - Requiring assessment and or transport (not life
threatening or serious, but needs assistance)
GREEN 2 - Suitable for telephone triage and or advice (probably no
need for transport telephone consultation can be used to determine
the health care needed)
News report on the increase of timewasters calling the LAS.
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timewasters as voiced by
the today team
Karen Allen spend a night
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on links above.
on Major Incident Management - Information for all staff
to the 2001 staff survey was very positive, with 43%
(more than 1,400) of LAS staff from all parts of the
organisation completing and returning the questionnaire.
safety update April 2001
the launch of our "No Excuse" crew safety campaign in
December 2000 as part of the LAS Improvement Programme. This is an
update on progress so far.
Ambulance Service Honoured
of the passengers most seriously injured in the Paddington rail
crash will tonight present London Ambulance Service staff with an
award in recognition of the Service's response to the incident.
Warren will be presenting the Ambulance Service Institute special
incident award in a ceremony in Harrogate.
the five members of staff who will be there to receive the honour
will be the first crew to arrive at the scene of the accident on 5
total of more than 200 ambulance staff were involved in the
massive rescue effort which saw all patients - some of whom were
trapped in the wreckage and had to be treated while they were
being cut free - conveyed to hospital within five hours of the
chief executive Peter Bradley says that the award reflects very
positively on the way in which the Service handled the situation.
response to such a terrible incident was magnificent and shows
that the people of London can have every confidence in their
five people collecting the award will be doing so on behalf of
everyone who was involved on the day, from the staff working in
the control room to those crew members who stayed with their
patients in the wreckage."