Event Medical Support

Unexpected medical emergencies do happen, and some projects will increase the risk. For you as an event organiser or production manager, you need the reassurance that you have a skilled and experienced emergency care team on standby should you need it.

Do you know the skill set to expect from your medical team? Are you expecting to get health professionals, but getting first aiders? You won’t know how capable your medical team is until you need them, by which time it’s too late to do change!

At AlfaMed we pride ourselves in being able to offer a well governed, transparent, reliable and professional medical support service that is available to support national and local events, as well as supporting the arts and film industry with medical cover on set or backstage.

 

Our team comprises hand picked experienced health care professionals (Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)Paramedics and Advanced Practitioners (inc Independent prescribers)). We equip our clinicians with the medicines and equipment they need to provide a high standard of care, that will give you and your visitors and clients the reassurance of a prompt and professional response in the event of an unexpected medical emergency.

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AlfaMed specialise in the provision of experienced health professionals and don’t supply First Aiders or unqualified student health professionals. This is a deliberate choice, as we believe that if an event requires a medical presence, event organisers should aspire to hire the most capable provider. If your budget allows, this should be lead by health professionals.

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There are a great many providers who offer ‘Event Medic, First Responder, EMT, Ambulance crew, Medic, Advanced First Aider’ etc. Whilst some of these providers are experienced and competent at their level, regardless of their title, they are predominantly first aiders (some with additional training); not highly trained and experienced health care professionals. Training duration too will range from a few hours to a few weeks, with experience and competence varying significantly. Whilst the presence of First Aiders will be entirely appropriate for many events, but organisers, production managers and visitors alike will rightly expect a team that can effectively respond to the clinical needs of a patient when it matters.

At AlfaMed we take great pride in the service that we provide and we want potential clients to be as well informed as possible about the level of provision available from us.

Please take the time to look at the summary of staff training and experience, as well as the competencies that you can expect from our clinicians.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

EMT

Education and Experience
  • NHS Ambulance Service trained (various qualifications with approx 16wks training)
  • 3yrs+ experience in NHS ambulance service (we don’t employ EMT’s without this)
  • EMT’s are the most junior clinicians that AlfaMed employ
Competencies
  • Can administer a limited range of emergency medicines
  • Able to administer Oxygen and Entonox (pain relief gas)
  • Adult and paediatric Basic Life Support capabilities
  • Valuable support for senior clinicians
  • Excellent scene management + logistical skills
  • Management of fractures
  • First aid treatment that exceeds ‘first aider’ skill set
  • EMTs can access clinical support from our Paramedics/ Advanced Practitioners, either face to face or remotely

 

 

This is not an exhaustive list.

PARAMEDIC

PARAMEDIC

Education and experience
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • 2yrs+ in training (usually University educated) 
  • Many currently work in the NHS with 2yrs + post registration experience
  • Regular continued professional development
Competencies
  • Extensive clinical knowledge and diagnostic capabilities
  • Able to treat all patient groups/ ages
  • Intravenous cannulation
  • Adult and paediatric advanced life support resuscitation capabilities
  • Advanced airway management skills
  • Carry a wide range of injectable and non- injectable medicines (inc effective pain relief)
  • Prioritisation and management of multiple patients
  • Independently assess, treat and refer/ discharge patients

This is not an exhaustive list.

ADVANCED PRACTITIONER

ADVANCED PRACTITIONER

Education and experience
  • Paramedic/ Nurse with extensive pre-hospital/ emergency care experience, AND
  • University educated to advanced practice level (Masters, 2+yrs additional training)
  • Many are qualified Independent prescribers
  • Working in advanced roles within urgent care, GP surgeries, emergency departments
Competencies
  • Senior clinical decision makers
  • Wound assessment and closure (inc suturing)
  • Advanced clinical assessment + examination skills
  • Treat minor illnesses/ injuries (inc. antibiotics)
  • Treat long term health conditions (e.g asthma, diabetes)
  • Effectively reduce hospital attendances from events

This is not an exhaustive list.

Event Medical Support should strive to minimise the impact on local health services. AlfaMed can provide Paramedic lead teams to provide the initial emergency response and treatment, and static urgent and emergency treatment centres to receive patients to be seen by our experienced clinicians who will assess, treat and discharge/ refer patients of any severity.

Nobody wants to travel to seek medical assistance if they can help it. Therefore, our Advanced Practitioners will assess and treat a wide range of conditions on site without the need to attend local NHS facilities (e.g closing and dressing minor wounds, treating infections with antibiotics, pain relief).

Our staff hold current DBS (criminal record check) clearance, are appropriately insured, highly trained and supported by a robust clinical governance process.

AlfaMed will provide you with an accurate quotation for the services that you require, using recognised national guidance to inform your requirements.

BOLT ON SERVICE– If you already have an event medical support provider in place, but need additional senior medical support, then we are more than happy to work alongside them to enhance the level of medical care available. AlfaMed does not hold registration with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), but we often work with other CQC registered Ambulance providers to ensure that high quality emergency care is provided through to handover with local NHS services.

Get in touch either by phone, email at enquiries@alfamedsect.co.uk or via the contact form on the website and we will reply as soon as possible.