Women in Paramedicine
To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March when women all over the world are celebrated for their social, economical, cultural and political achievements, women within the College of Paramedics are taking over all College channels, with various activities planned; from hosting all female panels, to covering an abundance of gender equality related issues and topics, through to celebrating the day with female-orientated content.
‘THE RESUS ROOM’ PODCAST
As part of our International Women’s Day celebrations, we’re delighted to announce a special podcast by women within the paramedic profession, brought to you by the team at The Resus Room, working in partnership with the Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine.
The Resus Room is a Free Open Access Medical Education site, FOAMed. The content centres around care of patients in and around The Resus Room.
In this special International Women’s Day podcast, Gemma Richmond (HEMS Paramedic with Yorkshire Air Ambulance), Clare Fitchett (Critical Care Paramedic with Thames Valley Air Ambulance) and Vicki Brown (Great Western Air Ambulance Advanced Practitioner in Critical Care) discuss debriefing; the types, tools that can be used to help, how and when to debrief and the benefits that come from it.
The podcast can be accessed on 8th March from the following places:
The Resus Room
In celebration of International Women’s Day the March issue of Paramedic INSIGHT is a special edition with all articles written by women in the paramedic profession.
A free subscription to Paramedic INSIGHT is a benefit for members of the College of Paramedics, however, to highlight the importance of equality for women and celebrate women’s achievements within paramedicine, we’ve decided to publish three inspirational, thought-provoking articles on our blog for all to read, along with an editorial from another one of our member benefits, the British Paramedic Journal.
Click here to read the articles.
Women working senior management roles in the paramedic profession reflect on equality during their time in the profession, giving their thoughts on how equality and opportunities for women in the workplace can be improved, and highlighting that a world where diversity, inclusion and equality is essential in achieving the best outcomes for society.
Click here to watch.
Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Behaviours Webinars
With the introduction of the Student Paramedic Council in January 2021, the Student Council has taken a proactive approach to initiating discussion on the experiences of female students in the paramedic profession.
As a prosperous beginning to the Student Council’s support of issues facing paramedic students, vital conversations have led to the creation of a series of webinars to provide all paramedics with the tools to recognise sexual harassment and to feel empowered to challenge and report it in the most effective and appropriate way.
Click here to watch the webinars.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY: WOMEN AT WORK MISSION
International Women’s Day has a number of Missions, one of which is the Women at Work Mission, with a goal of forging inclusive work cultures where women’s careers can thrive and their achievements can be celebrated. As part of the College of Paramedics takeover, we are featuring women in paramedicine, to showcase the huge contribution that women make to our profession.
Click on each of the images below to read the full profile.