This award is presented in memory of the late Dr John Hinds, a man held in high regard as an inspirational leader by Paramedics/EMTs and indeed anyone with an interest in prehospital care within Ireland. He selflessly gave a huge amount of his own time to educating and supporting paramedics and ambulance staff on the Island of Ireland and a scholarship for those colleagues is a fitting and practical way to preserve their memory of such a well-respected colleague and medical professional.
The College is calling on all levels of pre-hospital responder; first responder to advanced paramedic, on the Island of Ireland, to take part in this exciting opportunity to win a place at the Anaesthesia Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) course, which provides for first responder to advanced level. This prize is provided in association with Galen.
Entrants are asked to write a case study which should be written to protect patient confidentiality, using original text, with references as appropriate and countersigned by a registered Paramedic supporting your work as a genuine case study. There should be 750 - 1000 words, excluding references and appendices.
The winner will receive attendance at an ATACC course in the UK, plus travel costs.
Additionally, the winner will be required to publish their case study in Paramedic INSIGHT, with a follow-up article that will describe undertaking the course.
Entries must be made using the Dr John Hinds Scholarship Award Entry Form and submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The College Honours and Awards Committee will then select the winning piece.
Entrants should save the date of 14th May 2019 for presentation of the award to the winner, at the College of Paramedics Awards evening.
Entries must be submitted by 1200h on 19th April 2019.