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NASC

National Ambulance Service College

The National Ambulance Service College (NASC) provides a multitude of educational programmes  to Pre-hospital Care Providers and Practitioners, the Irish Coastguard, the Defence Forces, Gardai, Allied Health Care Professionals and members of Voluntary Organisations.  The range of education and training programmes is not limited but includes patient care programmes, leadership development, tutor development, major incident planning and preparation and driving.

The College has the latest training aids and simulators which ensures comprehensive educational opportunities in a consistent manner for all staff within the National Ambulance Service and sister organisations.  

The range of educational programmes include patient care, leadership, tutor development, major incident management and driving.

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    NAS Flu Vaccination Programme 2020

    by Desmond Wade -

    Never has it been more important to get the flu vaccine.

    This winter there is a risk of contracting Flu and Covid-19 at the same time.  The possibility of what has been described as a ‘twin-demic’ is very real.

    As a Healthcare Worker (HCW), you are being encouraged to avail of the annual Flu vaccine to help protect yourself, protect your loved ones and protect those around you.  Taking action by getting the Flu Vaccine will support this, as well as reduce the potential burden to the healthcare system at this challenging time.

    The symptoms of Covid-19 and Flu present in a similar way and the preventative measures for both are the same-with only one exception – a vaccine.  We are awaiting a Covid-19 vaccine, yet the Flu vaccine has been available for 60 years, it is safe and will increase your protection against Flu over the winter months.

    Get the facts on:

    www.immunisation.ie and www.hse.ie/flu (has a dedicated FAQ section for HCWs)

    @HSELive @HSEImm #YourBestShot #VaccinesWork #KeepVaccinating

    Contact your local Education and Competency Assurance Officer for further information and availability


    BSC HONS PARAMEDIC STUDIES PRACTITIONER ENTRY BURSARY FUND

    by Desmond Wade -

    What is the Bursary Fund?

    The Bursary Fund was established in collaboration by the School of Medicine at UCC and the National Ambulance Service College. The purpose of the Fund is to encourage participation and success by students who are employed as paramedic practitioners within the National Ambulance Service.

    What is the value of the Bursary?

    Each student who is awarded the Bursary Fund will receive a bursary to the amount of €2,000 toward the first year fee of the undergraduate BSc (Hons) Paramedic Studies - Practitioner Entry programme.

    The reduced fees payable for a successful bursary candidate shall be as follows: Year 1 €1000 plus capitation fee (currently €170) – Total for successful candidate €1170 Year 2 €3000 plus capitation fee (currently €170) – Total for successful candidate €3170

    Who can apply for a Bursary? (Eligibility Criteria) Candidates must be registered paramedics or advanced paramedics employed by the National Ambulance Service and must meet the existing BSc Hons Paramedic Studies – Practitioner Entry entry requirements. See. https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/undergrad/courses/paramedicstudies/

    What is the process?

    Applicants shall be forwarded a pre-learning pack in preparation for the bursary assessment. The assessment is a two-part process: Online examination Personal Statement (Only candidates that achieve success in the online examination shall receive an invite to submit a personal statement. )

    How do I get a pre-learning pack and express my interest?

    Simply visit https://forms.gle/9NZVkNnzRSGuB3DE8 and supply us with your contact details. Deadline for this EOI is Monday 15th June @ 17:00hrs Successful applicants will commence the programme in September 2020.