ET Intubation

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Dear South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

I am writing to request information on endotracheal intubation in your trust. Specifically:

- Which staff grades (e.g. EMT, NQP, paramedic, CCP, Dr, etc) are allowed to intubate, as a core skill of their clinical grade?

- Which staff roles (e.g. frontline paramedic, HART paramedic, managers, BASICS, etc) are allowed to intubate, as a core skill in their role?

- What are the requirements for individual clinicians to demonstrate and maintain competency in intubation?

- Does the trust plan to expand (or remove) intubation to further grades/roles in the trust?

- Do trust paramedics perform needle cricothyroidotomy?

Yours faithfully,

Bob Smith

FOI, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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FOI, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Good Afternoon

 

Thank you for your e-mail.

 

Please see below, in red, the information you are able to provide in
response to your FOI request.

 

- Which staff grades (e.g. EMT, NQP, paramedic, CCP, Dr, etc) are allowed
to intubate, as a core skill of their clinical grade? – Doctors,
Paramedics* and Specialist Practitioners* (*it should be noted that only
those that have received the appropriate training/education)
- Which staff roles (e.g. frontline paramedic, HART paramedic, managers,
BASICS, etc) are allowed to intubate, as a core skill in their role?  - As
above if the individual holds one of the necessary clinical skill grades
and appropriate training/education

- What are the requirements for individual clinicians to demonstrate and
maintain competency in intubation? – Within SCAS, formal ongoing
competency is not currently measured, however when intubation has been
attempted/undertaken, the clinician is required to provide justification
as to their decision making in light of a stepwise airway approach.
Student Paramedics will undertake specific airway management OSCEs as part
of their programme.

- Does the trust plan to expand (or remove) intubation to further
grades/roles in the trust? – No decision has yet been reached on this but
is currently being evaluated by some of the Trust’s senior clinicall teams

- Do trust paramedics perform needle cricothyroidotomy? – Yes, if they
have been appropriately trained to do so, however this is classed as a
‘rescue’ airway procedure and not routine

I hope this information meets your requirements but if you are unhappy
with the way your request for information has been handled, you can
request a review by writing to:  Will Hancock, Chief Executive, South
Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Units 7 & 8 Talisman Business Centre,
Talisman Road, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 6HR.

 

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Information Governance

01869 363177 or 01869 365000 Ext 5407

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South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Unit 7 & 8| Talisman Business Centre| Talisman Road| Bicester|
Oxfordshire| OX26 6HR

 

 

[3]South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust
Disclaimer:

Any resident of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, who
is aged 14 or above, can apply to become a member of our trust. To find
out more, have your views heard and get involved in shaping the future of
your local ambulance service, contact our Foundation Trust Office at:
[email address] or call: 01869 365000 (during office hours Mon-Fri
9am-5pm). Join us, because it’s your ambulance service! Disclaimer: The
information contained in this message, or any of its attachments, is
privileged and confidential, and is intended exclusively for the
addressee. The views expressed may not be official policy of the South
Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, but the personal views of
the originator. If you are not the addressee, any use of this
communication is not authorised. If you have received this message in
error, please advise the sender immediately and delete. All emails
received and sent by this trust are subject to the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and therefore may be disclosed Go green, Keep it on screen -
think before you print.

[4]South Central Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust

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