In order to provide the best care possible to our patients we invest in our training. Magpas has an excellent reputation for providing high quality training across the spectrum of pre-hospital emergency care. We are proud to have piloted the new national sub-specialty of Pre-hospital Emergency Medicine, and now host senior Doctors on the Health Education East of England PHEM Training Programme.
All members of the Magpas team undertake an intense residential training course for two weeks, using the latest in hi-fidelity simulators. Our simulators allow us to realistically practice lifesaving interventions such as emergency anaesthesia. Training is delivered by experienced Pre-hospital Consultants and Critical Care Paramedics - which is supported by our virtual learning environment. Training continues throughout our careers and we train with our emergency service colleagues in the ambulance service, fire service, police and other specialist services.
PHEM sub-specialty training - www.ibtphem.org.uk
Regional PHEM training - https://www.eoedeanery.nhs.uk/medical/page.php?page_id=1503
The Magpas Training Programme is made up of two phases – Phase 1A, the Magpas training course and Phase 1B, supervised operational experience.
The Magpas training course involves a mixture of single themed days and residential blocks. The training and ongoing resources are supported in a virtual learning environment.
The training course includes over 50 medium fidelity full immersion human simulations related to injured and ill adults and children. These simulations are used throughout the course to give maximum opportunity for participants to practice and demonstrate their skills.
The Magpas training course is designed to allow doctors and paramedics to develop their skills and demonstrate their competences within a defined framework. This framework is classified into two areas of activity, clinical and operational as defined in the manual attached.
The training course assumes a baseline level of knowledge and is not aimed at the inexperienced.