Virtual Emergency Care Conference - VECC3

Virtual Emergency Care Conference  - VECC3

The College of Paramedics is pleased to announce our one-day workshop sponsored by Zoll Medical this February. 

The Virtual Emergency Care Conference  - affectionately known as VECC -  brings you the best in up to date teaching and expertise from around the world of pre-hospital care and will be taking place virtually on Wednesday 16th February 2022

Confirmed programme includes
Managing the Airway Using a Stepwise Approach Presented by Dr Jonathan Whelan 
Airway Management Presented by Karl Charlton, Research Paramedic for North East Ambulance Service
Highlighting the Evidence Behind Basic to Advanced Airway Management Presented by Timothy Edwards, Consultant Paramedic for London Ambulance
Cardiac Arrest Rhythms Presented by Charlie Till, Research Paramedic for North East Ambulance Service
Vascular Access in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Presented by Keith Couper, Assistant Professor in Emergency and Critical Care Critical Care Outreach Practitioner
Managing the Environment Presented by RAF Wing Commander Tom James
Ethical Dilemmas in Extreme Environments Presented by Professor Tony Redmond, University of Manchester and Founder of Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute
Looking After Yourself and Your Mental Health Presenter TBC

Each year in the UK there are over 30,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) where pre-hospital staff attempt to resuscitate the patient. However, survival is as low as just 1 in 10 people according to the British Heart Foundation. The Resuscitation Council state it takes approximately 6.9 minutes before the first ambulance resource is on scene and through prompt swift interventions, we can do our best to save the patient’s life. For every minute a patient is in cardiac arrest their chances diminish significantly, at ten-minute, chances of a return of spontaneous circulation are low therefore it is imperative we as pre-hospital staff do everything we can efficiently and to our best efforts. 

During this virtual workshop we will explore the stages involved within the adult cardiac arrest from airway management to working under pressure, hearing from specialists in different fields of medicine including urban rescue through to the battlefield recovery, we talk to professors who discuss the ethical dilemmas facing decision making in extreme environments and how to look after ourselves. Being exposed to such a traumatic job has proven to cause post-traumatic stress disorder therefore we must acknowledge we may need help. 

Book today to secure your place and we look forward to welcoming you on the 16th of February. 
Members: FREE
Non-members: £20

CPD certificates provided
This event will be delivered by Zoom and you will be emailed the link to join the session 24 hours before the event.

Please ensure you click the 'proceed to checkout' button and complete the order to ensure your booking on this event. You will receive a confirmation email on receipt of your booking. Email if you need any additional support.

16/02/2022 10:00 - 15:00