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  • Acute Medical Emergencies

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    MedicALS, our acute Medical Emergencies course, provides a high-level structured approach to managing acutely ill patients.  The course includes a flexible one-day online component followed by three days face-to-face course.  

    The face-to-face element of the course includes 20 training scenarios and provides exposure and practice in a wide variety of medical emergencies, ranging from pneumothorax to sepsis which is one of the UK’s biggest silent killers (Source: UK Sepsis Trust).  

    Candidates will benefit from team-based teaching as MedicALS is built on the multi-disciplinary nature of managing acute medical emergencies.

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    We have been working with the NTSP to deliver tracheostomy training to all multidisciplinary staff who might encounter patients with tracheostomies and laryngectomies. 

    We are currently focusing on providing training and resources to equip staff to teach tracheostomy safety courses in their own institutions. Our ‘Train the Trainer’ Courses demonstrate the content and resources of our provider course alongside specific educational strategies to help candidates deliver effective teaching at their own institutions. Expert medical educators work alongside experienced ALSG instructors to demonstrate skills and techniques used in ALSG Generic Instructor Courses, adapted to delivering tracheostomy course content. Candidates will be exposed to guided practice of small and large group facilitation of discussions and presentations, low fidelity emergency scenario simulation and performance of specific tracheostomy-related skills. There is some pre-course reading and e-learning and we ask candidates to prepare material to practice delivering in the day, with feedback.

    Our aim is to ensure that tracheostomy education is provided to a high standard by training and facilitating effective teaching, wherever it is needed.

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