Joanne Fisher, Programme Lead (pictured above with Grant), said: “Grant was nominated for his exemplary critical reflection of a traumatic RTA involving a child. Grant not only used this experience to reflect and improve future practice, he has also used this experience to educate others and is in the process of setting up a debriefing service for others who may have experienced traumatic events in practice.
“Aside from this, Grant is also an exemplary student on the programme and his professionalism is always clear to see.”
APs like Grant have specialist training with a high level of clinical leadership skills. They can perform certain surgical procedures at the scene of an incident such as a finger thoracostomy (which is making an incision in the chest wall and pleural cavity to treat a collapsed lung) and can administer additional medications for pain relief, sedation, and seizures.
They co-ordinate and provide clinical advice for complex incidents and are responsible for a team of senior paramedic team leaders.
Well done Grant!