Bristol Ambulance have nominated two MediPro apprentices for their Extra Mile Award after helping to save a child.

Despite highly emotional circumstances, Apprentice Emergency Care Assistants (ECAs) Emma Pingstone and Jack Swan both stayed calm and collected during a recent paediatric cardiac arrest.

The Extra Mile Award is Bristol Ambulance’s own internal award for recognising great work by staff.

Ian Paton was working with them that night and put Emma and Jack forward for the award.

“Emma was seamless and always one step ahead of me asking for equipment. Jack, having only recently completing his ECA training, showed courage by delivering quality and effective CPR throughout the resuscitation.

“I genuinely believe had it not been for these two, the job might not have run so smoothly.”

Kevin Scorer, Head of Education here at MediPro, is extremely proud of Emma and Jack’s efforts.

“At MediPro, we pride ourselves on the high-quality apprenticeships we offer to students. We believe learning isn’t just done in the classroom. We take careful consideration when building our bespoke training, so we can offer the best in medical scenarios.

“Whilst we appreciate that our students will face some difficult and stressful situations, we’ve delighted to hear when faced with a traumatic paediatric cardiac arrest, two MediPro apprentices kept their composure and acted in a way befitting their chosen profession. As a result, their employer has nominated them for an award, which we at Medipro would whole heartedly endorse. Well done to the nominated students.”

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