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How do you answer a question when there are five different answers as you go around the crew room asking? How do you answer a question when the answers you find are relevant to guidelines in other countries, to doctors, or are outdated?

Google, the NICE website and the JRCalc are all gems among the resources of ambulance staff but only one of them is geared up specifically for us and even that doesn’t always have everything we need to answer a question. It’s hard to find an easy to find, directly relevant simple answer.

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I am a UK paramedic who is frustrated by the lack of easy to find, directly relevant resources available within the UK for all operational staff.

How do you answer a question when there are five different answers as you go around the crew room asking? How do you answer a question when the answers you find are relevant to guidelines in other countries, to doctors, or are outdated? How do you answer a question when there is more than one answer within the same locality? Learning could be made a lot easier. So could revision.

Google may be geared up for Q&As but not specifically for ambulance staff, and certainly not for UK-based ambulance guidelines.

The NICE website is a gem among the resources of NHS staff, but even that does not always provide the exact, easy to find answer.

The JRCALC is great but it can never have everything. Neither can our clinical manuals. How many times have you as a student wished you knew how something worked sooner but it just took so long to come across it and have someone there to tell you, ‘by the way, this is what this does.’

And it’s not in the books.

How many times have you as a qualified member of staff wanted to refresh yourself on a piece of equipment but no matter how many times you play with it you still don’t know as much as you want to know about it?

And again, it’s not in the books.

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