Hazardous Environment Medicine – Paramedic (HEMP)

The HEMP course was originally developed for the MoD Search and Rescue Force in the UK.  Rearcrew operating on the Sea King helicopter required medical training that enabled them to apply for registration with the HCPC as a Paramedic.

The Standards of Education and Training and the Standards of Proficiency for Paramedics published by the HCPC do not discriminate between Paramedics operating in the rear of an aircraft or in the back of an ambulance.  Therefore, this programme is just as relevant to those operating in “Domestic” care.

This programme will consistently challenge you to consider the “pragmatics” of care delivery; in other words, what is the gold standard of care when the world isn’t playing fair.

What you will study

The module is aimed at directing and enhancing skills towards the specific issues found in a variety of hazardous environment medical situations.

Outcomes

After successful completion of the course, the student will have a firm foundation of knowledge and skills in the following:

  • Hazardous Environment Medical Technician (Basic)
  • Hazardous Environment Medical Technician (Intermediate)
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Core Clinical Skills
  • Trauma
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Medical and Surgical Emergencies
  • Social Sciences
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Paediatrics

Entry requirements

Candidates for this course must be aged 18 years or older and have, or be able to operate at, a level consistent with a minimum of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) at Grade C or above, including English Language, Mathematics and a Science.

Copies of certificates, or other forms of evidence will be required.

It is recognised that individuals without formal qualifications may have relevant experience and knowledge. We would normally expect you have a number of years experience in operating in a search and/or rescue environment and be supported by your employer. Accredited Prior Learning (APL) and Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) will be considered for entry to the programme, principally for students without formal entry requirements.

You must have a satisfactory level of fitness and health and meet the Department of Health Guidelines for New Healthcare Workers (2007) (Health clearance for Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV).

Placements

Practice placements will vary in duration from 2 days to 6 months. Generally these placements are studied at your normal place of work but your employer will also have arrangements for placements to take place in NHS establishments in your locality.

ORMS is able to facilitate hospital placements in a number of locations across the country.  These hospital placements are typically 1 week in duration at a cost of £350 incVAT per placement.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many students come to the programme with knowledge and skills already.  By recognising these elements the student may enter the programme without completing some of the earlier modules.  The most common example would be for those students at “Technician” level.  These students would not be required to complete the Basic or Intermediate Modules and would commence their studies at Stage 2.

Course Fees

Course fees may be paid by the student, their employer/sponsoring organisation or other funding streams.

The course may be paid per module as you progress, prices are as follows (incVAT):

Stage 1

  • Hazardous Environment Medical Technician (Basic) – £600
  • Hazardous Environment Medical Technician (Intermediate) – £4,919

Total for stage 1 = £5,519 (ECAs would normally RPL the Basic Module)

Stage 2

  • Anatomy and Physiology – £1,259
  • Core Clinical Skills – £1,259
  • Trauma – £945
  • Advanced Life Support – £945
  • Medical and Surgical Emergencies – £945
  • Social Sciences – £945
  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Paediatrics – £1,259

Total for Stage 2 = £8,502 (Technicians would normally RPL Stage 1)

Apply Now

Applications for this course are open.

To apply for the programme simply contact us and we will send you the necessary information.

Want to know more?

If you’d like to find out more about this course, thinking of registering, or are looking to find out if we can tailor a course to your needs, then please feel free to get in touch with us via email, calling +44 (0)1248 603 012 or using any of the details on our Contact page.