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13Oct 2019

San Francisco EMT joins dance party in street

A video of a San Francisco Fire Department EMT taking a dance break while on duty has gone viral.

ABC7News.com reported that the impromptu dance break took place in the middle of the street. In the video, you can hear Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” playing.

Sometimes the best medicine is laughter and music,

San Francisco Firefighters 798, who posted the video on Twitter, said.

Our paramedics and EMTs see some of the worst parts of #SanFrancisco. Finding a moment to celebrate, dance and laugh is always necessary and welcomed!

2Sep 2019

Free First Aid Training – Oswestry Thursday 19th September

We will be providing some free first aid training at Unit 3 Market Gate, Oswestry on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 7:00PM and lasts for approximately and hour and a half.

Our Flat Stan CPR Manikins will be available meaning young children can also get involved in training.

Why not pop along and learn how to save a life and use an AED.

If you have any questions prior to attending, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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10May 2019

Resuscitation Council (UK) develops quality standards for CPR/AED practice and training in the community

The Resuscitation Council (UK) (who sets the guidelines for resuscitation practice in the UK) has an open consultation for shaping the quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation (AED) practice and training in the community and are encouraging members of the public to take park in their survey.

If you would like to know more about the quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation / automated external defibrillation practice and training in the community, the document can be viewed at https://medaid.co/2JeIQ0y.

Feedback can be provided via the on-line survey at https://medaid.co/2E0Ql73.

The consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 24 May, so don’t miss your chance to shape the CPR/AED standards.

24Apr 2019

Hospital team develops newspaper to help cancer patients

News from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH)

A team at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital has developed its own newspaper to help cancer patients understand more about their treatment.

The Radiotherapy Team based at the Lingen Davies Centre has produced Radiotherapy News, a monthly newsletter which provides information about what’s happening in the department, developments in Radiotherapy both at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust and nationwide and more about a patient’s treatment.

Bernadette Mortiboy, Technical Superintendent with the Radiotherapy Department, said:

The team in Radiotherapy are aware that at the beginning of a patient’s journey through the department they are bombarded with lots of information. There is a lot to take in at a time when they are very vulnerable and can feel overwhelmed.

When their course of treatment starts, they can face a long time in our waiting room before they can be treated.

That’s why we came up with the idea of writing a regular newspaper with information about treatment, the team, and radiotherapy news from around the world.

The first issue was launched at the end of March and was made available in the patient’s waiting room.

William Fearson, a patient who is being seen by the Radiotherapy team, said he was impressed by the initiative.

He said:

I think it’s absolutely excellent – easy to read, informative and well-illustrated. It also reflects the kindness and professionalism of the staff. As a patient it’s all really appreciated.

29Jan 2019

Documentary highlights private Mexican ambulances

“Midnight Family” follows the Ochoa family in Mexico City, who run an ambulance company in a city where only 45 government-run ambulances serve 9 million residents.

A Sundance Film Festival documentary highlights Mexico City’s overburdened EMS industry and the private ambulance companies that work to help the city’s residents.

The Wrap reported that “Midnight Family” follows the Ochoa family’s private ambulance company. The documentary’s creator, Luke Lorentzen, rides along with Fer Ochoa, his two sons and other crew members as they try to survive in the industry consisting of tough restrictions, unregistered ambulances and issues with police.

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Read full story on EMS1.

12Jun 2018

Free Defibrillator / AED Training at Llanymynech Village Hall

We will be providing some free defibrillator (AED) training at Llanymynech Village Hall on Thursday 14th June 2018 at 7:30PM and lasts for approximately and hour and a half.

Our Flat Stan CPR Manikins will be available meaning young children can also get involved in training.

Why not pop along and learn how to save a life and use an AED.

If you have any questions prior to attending, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Address: Llanymynech Village Hall, Station Road, Llanymynech, SY22 6EE

More Information: https://medaid.co/2HIvDrL

13Mar 2018

Defibrillator / AED Training in Pant, Oswestry

We will be providing some free defibrillator (AED) training in Pant after the Annual Village Meeting of the Parish Council on Thursday 26th April 2018 at 7:30PM at Pant Memorial Institute.

Our Flat Stan CPR Manikins will be available meaning young children can also get involved in training.

Why not pop along and learn how to save a life and use an AED.

If you have any questions prior to attending, please do not hesitate to contact us.

8May 2017

Open Day – 17 June 2017

MedAid Services will be hosting an open day at our base on 17 June 10AM – 2PM. Come and see our ambulance vehicles, command unit, learn CPR, understand what an AED is and see what we do.

Our Flat Stan CPR manikins will be there so is suitable for the whole family!

Come and learn some first aid and learn how to save a life.

Light refreshments available.

Our address is Unit 1, Whittington Business Park, Oswestry, SY11 4ND

13Mar 2017

Adverse Event Support – First Test

Here at MedAid Services, our team is made up from people from a wide range of different backgrounds including medical, government, management and IT.

Over the past 12 months we have heavily invested in our IT moving to a paper-free environment in our offices and providing IT solutions to support our clients in engaging with our services.

With all this experience within our organisation, we thought we could do more, and so have set up our Adverse Event Support team. This team will use their skills and experience to support our community in time of adverse events by researching, investigating and co-ordinating information into a single place for all to access. By using this, along with our technology, we can provide a single repository of collated information to give a wider picture to government departments, enforcement agencies and local communities.

With the arrival of Storm Doris on 23 February 2017, we decided to use this as a learning exercise. Our team used local information, news sources, eye-witnesses and the Internet to gather information of fallen trees, unstable structures, blocked roads and road traffic accidents as a result of the high winds. This information was collated into a single repository and plotted onto a map. Where we had additional trusted information, we were able to verify some of the reports we found.

The information we collated can be found on our crowdmap at http://crowdmap.medaidservices.net/2017doris.

We learnt a lot from this exercise and will soon be working on some of the lessons learnt:

  • An efficient system to allow team members to communicate effectively and quickly
  • Single repository for storing documents related to the ongoing incident
  • Polices and procedure explaining what can/can’t be done with information collated
  • Requirements checklist for verifying reports
  • Changes to our crowdmap/data collection software to allow efficient data recording, analysis and publishing

Once we have ironed out the above, we’ll be running another training exercise so we can be sure we’ll be ready for the next adverse event.

If you would be interested in joining our volunteer Adverse Event Support team, please drop us an email at community@medaidservices.co.uk.