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Dr Bridget Carne - Consultation Skills

What are they?

Communication skills
- creating a relationship
- sharing information
- picking up cues
- working out a plan together

“Consultation skills is a massive subject, so let’s focus on some some tools”

Patients often rehearse what they want to say - try introducing yourself and NOT asking a question - give the patient time to speak first.

Practice the golden minute.

Try and keep silent for 1 minute and let the patient tell you what they want to tell you - the patient will often tell you what need to know.

Try active listening (nods, yeses, mmhm etc) to encourage the patient to speak.

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#Palestinian Authority: #IOF #Jenin raid 'organized #crime and a #massacre' | 12:54
- IOF raided the Jenin camp in Occupied Palestine's #WestBank on Thursday morning, leaving residents and popular resistance groups with no choice but to defend themselves
#Israeli forces #martyr another #Palestinian in occupied #WestBank | Jan 27
- The official Palestinian news agency #Wafa said he was shot in clashes which erupted during a protest against the killings of nine Palestinians during a raid in #Jenin.…
#Israel and #Gaza militans exchange #missiles following deadly raid in the #WestBank | Jan 27
- as tensions soared following an Israeli #raid killed nine #Palestinians, including at least seven militants and a 61-year-old woman.…
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#Ambulance staff & #Paramedics are you feeling anxious about impending events? Here are some top tips to get you through.

A short thread.... 🧵

1. Know that you ARE doing the best you can - be compassionate towards yourself.

2. Understand what is and isn’t in your gift to control - whilst things are horrendously challenging, many events you are facing at present are beyond your control.

3. Focus on the things within your control - that patient in front of you right now, things that you can do to give yourself a bit of respite - even if it’s one small thing.

4. Limit caffeine and sugar intake, which can make anxiety worse and make it harder to get to sleep. 3/5
Read 5 tweets NHS WINTER CRISIS ERUPTS AFTER 12 TORY YEARS OF INCOMPETENT TORY GOVERNMENT ‘I’m afraid A&E will collapse’: The NHS winter crisis erupts after years of warnings. EXTRACT
'Whatever happens this winter, the paramedics i spoke with hopes the public will understand why NHS staff are striking. "A year ago, we were clapping for nurses," he says.
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Last week @Ldn_Ambulance and @KingsMaternity came together for some joint maternity training. Some of the learning may be useful for #communitymidwives and #ambulanceclinicians in London so I am writing up a thread 🧵
🧵 3rd stage of labour
Midwives' scope of practice: MWs sometimes give an oxytocic drug to aid birth of the placenta (active management)
This will be syntometrine or syntocinon depending on area/trust
This is followed by controlled cord traction (CCT)
Normally takes 5-30 mins
🧵 3rd stage of labour
Ambulance clinicians can instead use physiology to encourage this process (esp if MW not present)
- Encourage bladder emptying
- Use gravity/upright positioning (have something ready to catch the placenta!)
- Oxytocin helps! (Skin-to-skin, breastfeeding)
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🧵1. #IPERN officially launched on #StPatricksDay 2021 so it's our 1st birthday today!🎂🚑☘ It's been quite a year - we've hosted 10 events featuring 49 speakers (31% International 🌍 65% Female 🚺). Presented at 3 conferences, secured 3 grants and launched 5 SIG! #IrishEMS
2. How it all began… we announced ourselves to the Twitter world on Feb 1st '21. In Ireland this is traditionally the start of Spring (#Imbolc) so a time for new beginnings. It’s also St. Brigid‘s Day our matron saint who Is renowned as a healer #IrishEMS
3. Our official #IPERN launch on #StPatricksDay 2021 featured a fantastic array of Irish researchers presenting "elevator pitches" of their work and also included best wishes from international friends & colleagues! #IrishEMS
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Let's talk about Community Paramedicine and why it needs to be more utilized in rural areas of the United States! #ph260720 #communityparamedicine
Have you heard of #communityparamedicine before? #ph260720
Community Paramedicine is a model of health care that utilizes #EMTs and #Paramedics to provide underserved populations with the resources and services that they might not otherwise have access to.🚑 #ph260720 #communityparamedicine
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1/ It's extremely important for registrants (especially #paramedics) to participate in this HCPC consultation. No person with their profession & good character at stake should be forced to have a #FitnessToPractise hearing by Zoom. Remote hearings should only occur by consent.
2/ All studies on remote hearings have noted their significant disadvantages by comparison to in-person hearings.
"We must acknowledge that for many people and in many cases they are not going to provide the best form of hearing we can offer" - Sir Keith Lindblom
3/ I'm concerned that the HCPC has vehemently opposed all requests for in-person hearings since Spring 2020 & has (prior to this consultation even launching) relinquished much of its London hearing space. Please participate in the consultation & try to protect registrants' rights
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With an increasing number of #specialist & #advancedpractice roles emerging for #paramedics, I thought it might be useful to assimilate some thoughts on preparing yourself & your CV for these positions.
For me, it’s about a rounded approach. Undertaking every course under the sun is fine but won’t provide you with the breadth of development required. Consider the four pillars of advanced practice. This document from HEE is a useful guide…
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@MattHancock @BorisJohnson
A New Year’s Day plea on behalf of all the UKs Therapists who want to help rebuild our nation from this tragic pandemic

We need investment across the pathway - we haven’t seen a penny

#LongCOVID clinics are a start but no where near enough 1/6
We have the skills and ability to care for people with complex rehabilitation needs

We work in multi-disciplinary teams, autonomously and in professional groups from intensive care to community

There isn’t a space in health and social care that you won’t find us 2/6
Yet still we suffer from lack of any serious investment. Often being the after thought to business cases, and being expected to do more with less

We have yet to see serious commitment to rehabilitation pathways & if it can’t come now, during a global pandemic, when will it? 3/6
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حصہ اوّل - ڈاکٹر فیصل رانجھا صاحب
کی #کرونا _وائرس کے حوالے سے لوگوں سے اپیل اور نصیحت ، زرا توجہ سے سنیں

#Doctors #Nurses #ParaMedics #Police #Covid_19 #Pakistan #Lockdown #SmartLockdown
حصہ دوم - ڈاکٹر فیصل رانجھا صاحب
کی #کرونا_وائرس کے حوالے سے لوگوں سے اپیل اور نصیحت ، زرا توجہ سے سنیں

#Doctors #Nurses #ParaMedics #Police #Covid_19 #Pakistan #Lockdown #SmartLockdown
1 - Public Service Message by Dr Faisal Ranjha @ranjha001 on Coronavirus. Please pay attention

#Doctors #Nurses #ParaMedics #Police #Covid_19 #Pakistan #Lockdown #SmartLockdown #Punjab
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1/3 Finding a ‘new normal’ way of living with #COVID19 may be harder for people with #chronicdisease. Some face increased risk of severe #COVID19 illness and may need support to keep up #PhysicalDistancing while staying connected.
2/3 Others may be anxious about accessing the services they need to live well with #chronicdisease even as they become more available in the coming weeks. Delaying care can lead to worse health outcomes during #COVID19.
3/3 Remember, care providers including #Paramedics and #FamilyPhysicians have implemented a range of precautions to keep prevent spread of #COVID19 and ensure #PatientSafety. Contact your care provider to learn more.
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1/4 This #ParamedicServicesWeek, we recognize the breadth & depth of #paramedics’ expertise from dispatch to first response to hospital, as well as their important role on the frontlines of the healthcare system during #COVID19
2/4 Whether #COVID19, the #opioids crisis or everyday emergencies, #Paramedics are instrumental in providing expert care & human connection, while also forging partnerships that promote patient care & improve health in our communities.
3/4 @RenCtyParamedic spearheaded a joint effort of partners across the health system. Through a virtual triage assessment centre & house calls they are preserving healthcare system capacity & ensuring people receive the care they need.
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Thread⬇️: I spent some time documenting the brave men and women of Cruz Roja, the Mexican Red Cross, in Tijuana, Mexico, who are risking their lives to help the sick during this pandemic. #coronavirus #COVIDー19…
The coronavirus is killing so many people in Tijuana that the morgue has run out of refrigerator space for bodies. On the front lines of the pandemic in Tijuana is the Mexican Red Cross. Its 13 ambulances handle the majority of emergency calls for the city of 1.8 million people.
Even before the #pandemic arrived, this sprawling town was dealing with a high murder rate. The pandemic has effectively increased the case loads and risk for Red Cross paramedics, on top of the response to violent crimes and other emergencies.…
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Its been drilled into us the importance of #PPE & proper disinfecting to limit disease transmission. Off the job, its proper #HandHygiene, #SocialDistancing & self-monitoring of symptoms. #FlattenTheCurve or the hospitals will be overloaded.
Here is why #COVID19 worries me!
Named for the crown-like spikes on their surface. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Like MERS and SARS, #COVID19 is an infection of the respiratory system.
First identified in Wuhan, China in Dec 2019. #COVID19 has reached 169 countries, with ~235,000 cases and ~10,000 deaths. And it is spreading quickly. It took over 3 months to reach the first 100,000 cases, and only 12 days to reach the next 100,000.…
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1/3 Calling all former registrants! Have you left the #HCPC register in the last 3 years? Are you willing to come back & help in this time of crisis? We are setting up a temporary COVID-19 register! #YourNHSNeedsYou
2/3 Advice for former #HCPCregistered #BiomedicalScientists #OccupationalTherapists #ODPs #Paramedics #Physiotherapists & #Radiographers and info about the temporary COVID-19 register is available here ➡️
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MDA teams took samples from 942 people who are quarantined; yesterday, more than 200 additional senior medics in MDA were trained to take samples.
Yesterday, MDA stations throughout the country held training sessions on how to treat patients, and take samples of those who are suspected of contracting the #Coronavirus.
They practiced taking samples from the patient while wearing full anti-contamination suits, and they have joined the 200 paramedics who have already started to carry out the testing last week.
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1 to 20. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼…
21. Israel's regime is the biggest threat to peace in the world 🤨👇🏼…
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