CaHRU’s Despina Laparidou wins prize at 999 EMS Research Forum conference

999 Forum LogoMembers from the Community and Health Research Unit provided elevator and poster presentations at this year’s 999 EMS Research Foum Conference online, ‘All in this together: collaboration in emergency prehospital care research’.

Highlights from the CaHRU team included a rapid elevator presentation by Dr Vanessa Botan, from the NIHR study, Community First Responders’ contribution to rural Emergency Medical Service provision in the UK. Dr Gupteswar also presented a poster from the same NIHR mixed methods study,  ‘Factors affecting Community First Responders’ role in rural emergencies: a qualitative interview study’.

Dr Andrew Orsi, visiting fellow at CaHRU, presented a poster from the related. ‘Activities and experiences of Medical Student First Responders: a mixed methods study’.

Viet-Hai Phung presented a poster, ‘Perceptions
and experiences of wellbeing provision for NHS ambulance staff a qualitative study of wellbeing leads and frontline staff’, from the Supporting Wellbeing in Ambulance Personnel study.

Finally, Despina Laparidou won the award for the the most innovative use of routine data for her poster, from the NIHR ARC East Midlands funded Ambu-HS2 study, ‘The effects of a booklet based intervention, “Hypos can strike twice”, on recurrent ambulance attendances for hypoglycaemic episodes and the ambulance staff and patients’ perceptions of it’.

CaHRU also featured in two other posters, the first led by Kacper Sumera of EMAS on the ; CPR quality officer – a new proposed role to improve CPR quality: simulation randomised controlled trial’ and another led by Dr Fiona Bell and Professor Helen Snooks, ‘Every day was a learning curve’. The experience of implementing Covid 19 triage protocols in UK ambulance services a qualitative study.


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