Third annual UK Student Paramedic Conference welcomes largest cohort yet

‘Set yourself up to succeed, not to fail and remove fear’Andy Thomas, former paramedic research fellow in the RAF, and current clinical specialist, kicked the day off with his presentation on the successes of battlefield surgical airways and the possible implications for civilian practice. He shared his unique insights on the potential causes for a disparity in adjunct placement success rates between British and US Forces, suggesting that the standardised British approach may be responsible for reductions in bandwidth depletion and consequent error. He rounded his talk off by highlighting the importance of training for success, invigorating attendees with what he called his final ‘golden nugget’: ‘Set yourself up to succeed, not to fail and remove fear.’

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