If I was poorly, I'd want EMAS to treat me, says international emergency dispatch president

If I was poorly, I’d want EMAS to treat me, says international emergency dispatch president

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Left to right- Paramedic James Harness, Rosie Sears, Head of Clinical Governance Audit and Research Anne Spaight, President Jerry Overton, Paramedics Ricky Harrison and Ross Ludford

A leading member of an international emergency response organisation has praised EMAS paramedics saying that, if he was ill, he would want our clinicians looking after him.

The President of the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch was speaking as he presented the winners of the Emergency Medical Services Championships 2018 with a certificate of excellence..

He said he was blown away by their #EMAZING performance at the medical championships held in Copenhagen in April this year.

During the event Paramedics Ricky Harrison, from Derbyshire; Ross Ludford, from Leicestershire; Rosie Sears, from Northamptonshire; and James Harness, from Lincolnshire went head to head with ambulance crews from across the world.

They took part in challenging scenarios, including a road traffic collision, a child in cardiac arrest and a patient who had gunshot wounds, showcasing their work to an international audience and panel of judges.

Jerry was impressed with the way in which the team performed, saying it was mind boggling to see.

“The EMAS team worked so quickly and efficiently together it was amazing. They had such accuracy in their triage and treatment it blew us all away,” he said.

“Not only did they win the judges’ vote for clinical accuracy, they also won the audience popularity vote, with more than 80%. If I was poorly I would want these clinicians treating me.”

Anne Spaight, Head of Clinical Governance Audit and Research said: “We are really pleased to welcome Jerry to EMAS. It is a great honour to receive recognition from the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch for the team’s performance. We are all very proud of the team.”

Their next adventure is to take part in the JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical) Games, held in Washington, USA, next year #PrideinEMAS