Paramedics Training Programme – Learn Online from the College of Paramedics

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Last Update June 11, 2021
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Paramedics Training Programme – Learn Online & Get Certification from the College of Paramedics

This high-quality professional development programme helps you to refresh, extend and update your knowledge and competencies as a paramedic.

The e-learning covers a wide range of issues that are relevant to a paramedic’s role, such as pain management, clinical decision making, ethics and mental health issues. It has been written by experienced paramedics who are also educators in the field. So, this e-learning meets the highest quality standards.

You can select topics that are relevant to your needs and interests. Each module takes around 20 to 30 minutes to complete – so you can fit this learning around your busy life.

High-quality training for paramedics globally

Developed in the UK by the College of Paramedics, the programme includes many interactive features, such as videos, case studies and animations, to help embed learning and understanding. Using real patient cases, you can build your knowledge with authentic scenarios, which can be applied to everyday practice.

This online paramedics course is suitable for qualified paramedics, trainees, community first responders, healthcare assistants and all those involved in pre-hospital care. It is available online, so you can study at your own pace – in work, at home or on the move.

The programme is arranged into 10 topics. These are further divided into bite-sized modules.

Learning Objectives

The College of Paramedics
Health Education England

Target Audience

  • Suitable for qualified paramedics, trainees, community first responders, healthcare assistants


Law and Ethics for Paramedics

1. Ethics in Practice 2. Professionalism 3. Capacity 4. Consent: Adults 5. Consent: Children 6. The Paramedic and Legislation 7. Medicines and the Law 8. Clinical Negligence

Clinical Decision Making

1. Introduction to Clinical Decision Making 2. Metacognition 3. Novice to Expert 4. Dual Process Theory 5. Heuristics and Bias 6. Pattern Recognition 7. Hypothetico-deductive Decision Making 8. Importance of Red Flags 9. Human Factors

End of Life and Palliative Care

1. Role of Ambulance Service at End of Life 2. Communication at the End of Life 3. Advance Care Planning 4. Recognising Patients Nearing End of Life 5. The Holistic Approach to Assessment and Management 6. Symptom Management for Palliative Care and the Dying Adult 7. Palliative Care Emergencies 8. When Someone Dies

Mental Health

1. De-escalation 2. Mental Capacity Act 2005 3. Introduction to Mental Health 4. Mental Health Act 1983 5. Restraint and Restrictive Interventions 6. Restraint and Restrictive Interventions (Legal Framework) 7. Common Conditions 8. Mental Health Acute Care Pathways 9. Self-Harm 10. Suicide Prevention and Risk Assessment 11. Mental Health Role of the Police 12. IPAP Suicide Risk Assessment Tool

Pain Management

1. The Physiological Pathways of Pain 2. The Psychological and Sociological Impact of Pain 3. In-depth Knowledge of Analgesics 4. Best Practice in Acute and Chronic Pain Management 5. The Law and Ethics of Pain Management 6. Pain Management in Children 7. Pain Management in the Elderly 8. Pain Management in Trauma 9. Pain Management in the End of Life Patient

Maternity Care for Paramedics

1. Birth 2. Care of the Newborn 3. Breech Birth 4. Shoulder Dystocia 5. Ante-partum Haemorrhage 6. Post-partum Haemorrhage 7. Pregnancy Induced Hypertension and Pre-eclampsia 8. Cord Prolapse 9. Maternal Resuscitation 10. Newborn Life Support

Urgent Care for Paramedics – Illness

1. Cellulitis 2. Community Acquired Pneumonia 3. Constipation

Urgent Care for Paramedics – Injuries

1. Introduction to Musculoskeletal Injuries and Assessment 2. Ankle Injuries 3. Knee Injury 4. Wrist Injuries 5. Elbow Injuries 6. Shoulder Injuries 7. Minor Head Injury 8. Minor Neck Injury 9. Minor Chest Injuries 10. Assessment and Management of Burns

Long Term Conditions for Paramedics

1. Falls Assessment and Management for Paramedics 2. Asthma 3. Epilepsy 4. Primary Adrenal Insufficiency

Paediatrics for Paramedics

1. Introduction to Paediatrics for Paramedics 2. Poisons and Toxidrome 3. The Limping Child 4. Childhood Rashes For a full list of all the modules and sessions for our programmes, please go to:

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