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Occupational First Aid - End of Life

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  Statement of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) in relation to transition to Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) First Aid Response Education and Training Standard The HSA is now in a position to announce that as and from 1 September 2017, it will only recognise the PHECC First Aid Response Education and Training Standard (FAR) as meeting the needs of occupational first aid (OFA) in all workplaces. Occupational First Aiders The HSA will recognize training and assessment relating to QQI’s Level 5 OFA (5N1207) that took place up to 31 August 2017. That recognition will be for a 2 year period.  ( Please note that it is possible that the QQI component certificate could be dated post 31 August 2017 e.g. October or December 2017). Refresher certificates issued by recognised training providers up to 31 August 2017 will also be recognised by the HSA for a 2 year period. ...
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2017 Advanced Paramedic Clinical Practice Guidlines

2017 Advanced Paramedic Clinical Practice Guidlines
The new Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council clinical practice guidelines for Advanced Paramedics have been released.   The full range of interventions, medications and changes can be found at:   2017 AP Clinical Practice Guidelines
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Study: Rugby Injuries

Study: Rugby Injuries

A three-year medical study commissioned by the LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) and FFR (Fédération Française de Rugby), cataloguing all of the rugby injuries that have forced a player out of a Top 14 game in that period.

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No Pain, No Gain...No Thanks!

No Pain, No Gain...No Thanks!

Justin Schmidt allowed himself to be stung by over 78 different species of insect so he could compile a pain index of which ones hurt the most...All in the name of science.


Justin Schmidt is an American entomologist, co-author of Insect Defenses: Adaptive Mechanisms and Strategies of Prey and Predators and creator of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. This pain index is a score given to the pain of an insects sting. This has lead Schmidt to study hundreds of insects from all over the globe. As a result over the course of his academic career he as been stung by most, if not all, of the creatures he has studied.

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Ambulance Service Recruitment

Ambulance Service Recruitment
[This position is currently closed, more information will be posted when the position re-opens]
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