Dip(ping) into foreign waters…Irish Paramedics’ Royal College experience

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620960
Title:
Dip(ping) into foreign waters…Irish Paramedics’ Royal College experience
Authors:
Kendellen, Karl; O'Reilly, Stephen
Affiliation:
Dublin Fire Brigade
Citation:
Kendellen, K., & O'Reilly, S. (2016). Dip(ping) into Foreign Waters…Irish Paramedics’ Royal College Experience.. Irish Journal of Paramedicine, 1(2). Retrieved from http://irishparamedicine.com/index.php/ijp/article/view/36
Publisher:
Irish College of Paramedics
Journal:
Irish Journal of Paramedicine
Issue Date:
29-Nov-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/620960
Additional Links:
http://irishparamedicine.com/index.php/ijp/article/view/36
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The Diploma in Immediate Medical Care awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an internationally recognised award specifically aimed at the area of pre-hospital emergency medical care. The study syllabus is based on phase 1 of the UK Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine curriculum. Award examinations are inter-professional with a set standard regardless of candidates’ clinical level or back-round. The Dip IMC has a reputation for being difficult to pass and, equally, for attracting medical professionals of the highest standard at all grades. To date in Ireland, it has mostly been doctors specialising in emergency medicine that have attempted the award. With the introduction of advanced paramedic practice, the range of practitioners eligible to attempt it has increased. At the time of writing, three Irish advanced paramedics have successfully achieved the award. While it is a difficult award to achieve, and much content is outside current Irish paramedic scope of practice, a motivated, well prepared advanced paramedic can be successful. This article outlines the processes and preparations that two such paramedics followed to successfully achieve the Dip IMC RCSEd.
Keywords:
PARAMEDICS; PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE; AMBULANCE SERVICE; EDUCATION; CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Series/Report no.:
1; 2

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKendellen, Karlen
dc.contributor.authorO'Reilly, Stephenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-01T09:46:09Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-01T09:46:09Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-29-
dc.identifier.citationKendellen, K., & O'Reilly, S. (2016). Dip(ping) into Foreign Waters…Irish Paramedics’ Royal College Experience.. Irish Journal of Paramedicine, 1(2). Retrieved from http://irishparamedicine.com/index.php/ijp/article/view/36en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/620960-
dc.descriptionThe Diploma in Immediate Medical Care awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is an internationally recognised award specifically aimed at the area of pre-hospital emergency medical care. The study syllabus is based on phase 1 of the UK Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine curriculum. Award examinations are inter-professional with a set standard regardless of candidates’ clinical level or back-round. The Dip IMC has a reputation for being difficult to pass and, equally, for attracting medical professionals of the highest standard at all grades. To date in Ireland, it has mostly been doctors specialising in emergency medicine that have attempted the award. With the introduction of advanced paramedic practice, the range of practitioners eligible to attempt it has increased. At the time of writing, three Irish advanced paramedics have successfully achieved the award. While it is a difficult award to achieve, and much content is outside current Irish paramedic scope of practice, a motivated, well prepared advanced paramedic can be successful. This article outlines the processes and preparations that two such paramedics followed to successfully achieve the Dip IMC RCSEd.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish College of Paramedicsen
dc.relation.ispartofseries1en
dc.relation.ispartofseries2en
dc.relation.urlhttp://irishparamedicine.com/index.php/ijp/article/view/36en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectPARAMEDICSen
dc.subjectPREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CAREen
dc.subjectAMBULANCE SERVICEen
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen
dc.subjectCONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTen
dc.titleDip(ping) into foreign waters…Irish Paramedics’ Royal College experienceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDublin Fire Brigadeen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Journal of Paramedicineen
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