Foundations For Paramedic Practice: A Theoretical Perspective

A theoretical perspective

Author: Blaber, Amanda

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335243878

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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Foundations for Paramedic Practice, Second Editionprovides an introduction to many of the subjects not traditionally taught in ambulance 'in-house' training, such as psychology and sociology. It addresses the theoretical elements of paramedic courses in higher education and provides clear links to practice. The second edition features four new chapters on caring for vulnerable adults, end of life issues, theories of decision making and the scope of the paramedic role. It also provides increased coverage of portfolio writing, submission to HPC, decision making and includes more case studies. Contributors Amanda Blaber, Vince Clarke, Alison Cork, Steve Cowland, John Donaghy, Rachael Donohoe, Bob Fellows, Ann French, Graham Harris, Mary Larkin, Linda Nelson, Marion Richardson, Paul Street and Jackie Whitnell.

Foundations for Paramedic Practice

A Theoretical Perspective

Author: Amanda Blaber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335243908

Category: Medical

Page: 271

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This book addresses the theoretical elements of paramedic courses including psychology and sociology and provides clear links to practice.

Foundations for Paramedic Practice

A Theoretical Perspective

Author: Amanda Blaber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 0335222897

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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"This book is definitely worth a read for newcomers to the paramedic profession. As for the more experienced practitioner, the book provides useful infortamtion on 'capacity to consent' issues and the contemporary topic of Continuous Professional Development is relevant to all experience levels ... In a nutshell, this is well written and easily digestible - a good introductory text." Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol 2 No5 "This book is a timely and significant contribution to the discipline of paramedic healthcare practice. Topical and comprehensive, lucid and clear, its ‘user friendly’ style and use of ‘stop and think’ sections will allow the reader to make application to practice." Geoffrey Watts, University of Chester, UK "This is a thoroughly readable text which is specifically tailored to the needs of student paramedics and would be of great benefit to any pre-hospital or emergency care students. The chapters provide theoretical perspectives, encourage the student to assimilate information, relate to their practice experience and future role development. It will support them in becoming evidence based, fit for purpose practitioners of the future. An excellent text for paramedic science students, highly recommended reading." Paul Bates, Higher Education Programme Manager, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, UK "It is a fantastic resource for any university paramedic and will provide a comprehensive guide when writing assignments as well as support the student with information relevant to on the road experiences... With reflective practice now a vital role to both student paramedics and those registered, the book teaches the student the importance of reflective practice and how to adopt a reflective style in your writing. It guides the student through the key principles of reflection and provides a selection of models most appropriate to pre-hospital care." Ruth Lambert, Student Paramedic, University of Northampton, UK "Having just started as a practice placement educator of student paramedics who are being trained jointly with Swansea University and the Welsh Ambulance service, I found this book very helpful in helping me understand the needs of my students and what they are looking to learn. The chapters are short, concise and with good references for further reading, it covers all the topics I believe are relevant to the students course and cannot fail to stand them in good stead if they put into practice what they read and learn from this book." Lyn Evans, Registered Paramedic, UK Written by leading paramedics and academic subject experts, with a foreword by Paul Bates, this is the first foundation level text to introduce the main theoretical subjects studied on the new higher education paramedic science programmes. It underpins practice and links ways of working to the crucial theory base. The numerous examples and case studies focus specifically on pre-hospital and emergency care. Key topics covered include: NHS and ambulance service history Ethics and law for the paramedic Communication and reflective practice Professional issues, including evidence-based practice, anti-discriminatory practice, clinical governance and clinical audit Psychological perspectives on health and ill health Safeguarding children Sociological perspectives on health and ill health and social policy Managing change and leadership theory Continuing professional development The text prompts you to stop and think about what you have just read and relate this to your role. Throughout the book, the author carefully considers how the theory being discussed relates to the role of the ambulance clinician. Foundations for Paramedic Practice: A Theoretical Perspective is a core text for students of paramedic science and will also provide a valuable resource for students of allied health professions. This text provides a stepping stone to further reading and investigation.

Assessment Skills For Paramedics

Author: Blaber, Amanda,Harris, Graham

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335241999

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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A concise and accessible text designed for paramedics and student paramedics looking for a quick reference guide to key assessment skills

Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care

Author: Valerie Nixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118488229

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings. Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skills Covers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital care Completion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions Council Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

A Systems Approach

Author: Sam Willis,Roger Dalrymple

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118486277

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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An essential text for the aspiring student paramedic,Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice makes paramedic scienceand pre-hospital care accessible, straightforward andexciting. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject,presenting the must-have information that students needabout both the theory and practice of what it means to be aparamedic. With extensive full-colour illustrations throughout, aswell as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook willsupport paramedic students throughout their course.

The Paramedic'S Guide To Research: An Introduction

An Introduction

Author: Griffiths, Pauline,Mooney, Gail

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335241352

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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A practical and no nonsense guide to the sometimes daunting world of research and evidence-based practice.

Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures

Author: Pete Gregory,Ian Mursell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444307762

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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'I can enthusiastically recommend the Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures as the book that I wish had been available to me when I was studying to become a paramedic.' From the foreword by Professor Malcolm Woollard, Chair, College of Paramedics; Professor in Pre-hospital and Emergency Care & Director, Pre-hospital, Emergency & Cardiovascular Care Applied Research Group, Coventry University Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of care for practitioners working in pre-hospital settings. The Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures is written specifically to support the practice of paramedics, ambulance technicians, first responders and volunteer ambulance personnel. It presents up-to-date, evidence-based expert knowledge, enabling paramedics to deliver effective, patient-focused care. This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of core competencies and skills, looking at topics including Aseptic Technique, Airway Management, Assisted Ventilation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Defibrillation and External Cardiac Pacing, Observations, Pain Assessment & Management, Respiratory Therapy, Spinal Management and Venepuncture. Each chapter provides the relevant anatomy & physiology, evidence-based rationales for each procedure, and contraindications of use. Key features: The first UK text to explore clinical procedures for paramedics With further reading and illustrations throughout All procedures include the rationale for the action recommended Guides paramedics in the clinical application of evidence-based procedures

Pathophysiology for the Health Professions - E- Book

Author: Barbara E. Gould,Ruthanna Dyer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292402

Category: Medical

Page: 736

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A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition helps you learn to identify disease processes and disorders. Authors Barbara Gould and Ruthanna Dyer continue the tradition of a text known for its readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, updated with the latest research and clinical advances. Unique Challenge, Think About, and Emergency Treatment features help in applying the material to real-life situations. No matter which area in the healthcare field you may enter, this book provides essential preparation for conditions encountered in clinical practice. Concise and readable approach includes the information students need without overwhelming them, even if they have a limited scientific background. Unique Challenge feature asks "What can go wrong with this structure or system?" as a way to help students facilitate progress by using previously learned knowledge. Unique Think About boxes help with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review. Unique Emergency Treatment boxes list basic emergency measures; these can be modified to fit specific professions, established protocols, or practice settings. Research boxes discuss new developments, problem areas of pathophysiology, and complications associated with research. Warning Signs boxes summarize conditions that may develop in patients. Diagnostic tests and treatments are included for each of the major disorders. Case studies in each chapter provide a basis for discussion or can be used as an assignment. Study questions offer a self-assessment on the material in each chapter. Ready References in the appendix provide a quick lookup for anatomic terms, conversion tables, abbreviations and acronyms, diagnostic studies and tests, and more. A companion Evolve website includes web links, learning activities, content updates, and more. New content on the causes and trends related to disease, new drugs, technology, and treatment. Coverage of obesity and its complications, including an in-depth discussion of metabolic syndrome. Multiple disorder syndromes in the aged client. DNA, genetics and the Human Genome Project with current research on protein pathways in health (proteomics) and the implications for drug treatment and disease causation. Coverage of autism. Updated content on the H1N1 virus and communicable diseases; HIV, cancer causation, and immunology; and substance abuse to reflect common practices in the use of illicit (street) drugs as well as abuse of prescription medications. Case studies revised to emphasize chronic diseases, prevention, and acute care, and to apply to a wider range of health professions. Appendices reorganized for improved reference and lookup.

Practical Leadership in Nursing and Health Care

A Multi-Professional Approach

Author: Suzanne Henwood

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444172352

Category: Medical

Page: 255

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This multidisciplinary text is an essential introduction to leadership in health care, combining the underpinning theory with a practical approach to help you come to decisions and solutions in everyday practice. * Written in an accessible and easy to understand style by an international team of practitioners who will engage, inspire and empower you to really make a difference in practice * Evidence based and with a focus on patient care and service delivery to ensure best practice * Includes case studies from a range of disciplines as well as questions and reflective activities to help you apply theory to practice * Provides practical tools from a number of disciplines including NLP, positive psychology, coaching and transactional analysis * Free HodderPlus website provides PowerPoints, case studies, questions, reflection activities and annotated web links This practical guide is an invaluable tool for all students and professionals in nursing and allied health, including radiographers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and paramedics.

Decision Making in Paramedic Practice

Author: Andy Collen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781859596418

Category: Medical

Page: 156

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Offers a wealth of knowledge about the importance of decision making in healthcare practice to reduce clinical risk and improve outcomes for patients, Explores the role of the modern paramedic and of the paramedic as a critical thinker. Offers a unique perspective on clinical decision making, highlighting important aspects such as the balance between intuition and experience as well as professional issues.

Mosby's Paramedic Textbook

Author: Mick J. Sanders,Kim D. McKenna,Lawrence M. Lewis,Gary Quick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0323072755

Category: Medical

Page: 1760

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Reflecting the 2010 Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook, 4th Edition provides a comprehensive learning tool for both first-time and refresher paramedic students. Coverage includes an overview of key subjects such as pharmacology, airway management, medical disorders, patient assessment, and trauma. ALS patient care skills are presented step by step, both in the book and in online video clips. New to this edition are nine new chapters, many new topics, and 150 new photos. Written by paramedic expert Mick Sanders, Mosby's Paramedic Textbook follows the National EMS Education Standards and offers complete coverage of the National Standard Curriculum (NSC) for the EMT-Paramedic. More than 1,000 illustrations -- including 150 that are NEW -- accurately present different techniques and skills. Chapter openers, objectives and key terms set the stage for learning. Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills are presented step by step and in full color. Critical thinking questions help in understanding concepts and in applying them to patient care. A summary and a list of references in each chapter make review easier. A herbal appendix in the pharmacology chapter provides access to herbal content. Drug monographs on the Evolve companion website include Mosby's Essential Drugs, with instant access to comprehensive, up-to-date information on the medications that are administered by paramedics as well as those most commonly prescribed to patients. NEW! Nine new chapters and thoroughly updated content align the text with the new National EMS Education Standards and reflect the 2010 ECC (Emergency Cardiovascular Care) guidelines. NEW topics include coronary bypass, endocarditis, adult IO infusion, bird flu, new fluid resuscitation guidelines for trauma patients, drugs of abuse (Vicodin, Oxycontin), prediabetes, and management of hypothermia and drowning. NEW Show Me the Evidence boxes show the value and impact of evidence-based research. NEW Did You Know? boxes supplement chapter content with interesting and relevant information. NEW Look Again feature includes cross-references and specific page numbers for easy review of information that was covered in earlier chapters. NEW farm considerations in the Trauma section enhance rural practice with the kinematics of farm machinery incidents. Additional Critical Thinking boxes encourage the application of critical thinking skills to "real-life" EMS. Additional cultural considerations enhance your ability to deal with the issues of multicultural patients. NEW Advanced Practice Procedures in Critical Care appendix provides an overview of specialty procedures for paramedics who work in critical care settings. Revised and updated Emergency Drug Index reflects the new 2010 ECC guidelines with coverage of more than 75 emergency drugs, their dose and administration, onset and duration, indications and contraindications, adverse reactions, and special considerations.

Clinical Leadership For Paramedics

Author: Blaber, Amanda,Harris, Graham

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335263127

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This important new book is the first specific text for paramedic students focusing on leadership as a key educational need for all NHS health care practitioners.

McGraw Hill's Paramedic Flashcards

Author: DiPrima Jr.,Scott S. Coyne

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071809988

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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High-yield flashcards cover must-know information for the Paramedic certification exam McGraw-Hill's Paramedic Flashcards offer a succint, comprehensive, and easy to carry review of the must-know concepts that students need to remember for their certification exam. Cards cover high-yield content for the certification exam. Succinct questions on the front of the card test students on important concepts Answers on the back of the card are explained with text, lists, tables and/or images Cards include tips and mnemonics to enhance memory

Sanders' Paramedic Textbook

Author: Pete Gregory (BSc.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780723434436

Category: Emergency medical services

Page: 1044

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Packed with valuable support materials, this textbook is a comprehensive learning tool for both first time and refresher paramedic students containing everything in one convenient volume.

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

Author: Terry Anderson

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 1897425082

Category: Computers

Page: 472

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Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.

Motivational Interviewing in Health Care

Helping Patients Change Behavior

Author: Stephen Rollnick,William R. Miller,Christopher Butler

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 159385613X

Category: Medical

Page: 210

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Much of health care today involves helping patients manage conditions whose outcomes can be greatly influenced by lifestyle or behavior change. Written specifically for health care professionals, this concise book presents powerful tools to enhance communication with patients and guide them in making choices to improve their health, from weight loss, exercise, and smoking cessation, to medication adherence and safer sex practices. Engaging dialogues and vignettes bring to life the core skills of motivational interviewing (MI) and show how to incorporate this brief evidence-based approach into any health care setting. Appendices include MI training resources and publications on specific medical conditions. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series.

The Student Paramedic Survival Guide

Your Journey from Student to Paramedic

Author: Blaber

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335262366

Category: Ambulance service

Page: 248

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The Student Paramedic Survival Guide gives information and advice to help you succeed in your education and become a registered paramedic. The book supports you from the start of your journey as you choose a programme, through study and practice placements, to the final stages of registration and applying for work. Finally, the book prepares you to make the transition into your first paramedic job. To equip you with insights into what studying to be a paramedic is really like, the book is packed full of comments from students, paramedics, mentors, paramedic educators and academics. Their expertise and experience will be invaluable as you study and prepare for practice. Other useful tools are included, such as web links for suggested further reading. The book will answer questions such as:  Is this the right career for me?  What do I need to consider when choosing a university and programme of study? What will I be studying? How can I make the most of the simulations that are part of my course? Who is there to support me on placements? What is it like caring for patients and their families? How can I adjust to shift work? What can I do to prepare for registration and securing my first job? The book also includes advice on making the most of your preferred learning style and guidance on how to look after yourself when you encounter traumatic events.Written by a bestselling author with the help of students, practice staff and academics from a variety of higher education institutions, this guide for prospective and current student paramedics is the essential resource to support your journey through the excitement, challenges and realities of being a student paramedic on a higher education programme. "This is a must buy for any student from school leaver to the mature candidate who is thinking of studying to be a Paramedic. The book comprehensively addresses everything from where and how to apply, unpicking the complex picture of fees and funding to the realities of what to expect when you get to University and what it''s like on placement. With valuable contributions from current students, academics and educators this book explains everything you need to know and might not have thought you needed to know before you apply." Mark Nevins, Senior Lecturer, Teeside University, UK, and NMC Registered Adult Nurse and HCPC Registered Paramedic "I would consider this book as required reading for anyone considering embarking on a career as a paramedic. It is honest, informative and true to life. I liked the way that all aspects of student life were covered, from applications, to studying and placements and finally being out in the world. This job isn''t what a lot of people seem to think it is but Amanda has gone to great lengths to myth bust. This book shows a depth and consideration that all prospective paramedic students should appreciate. It is clear that a great deal of effort has gone into this survival guide." Mark Young, Paramedic & Practice Placement Educator, South East Coast Ambulance Service, UK "I liked the way that the book utilises a cross-section of students, practitioners and academics when providing opinions on the student paramedic journey, as this provides the triangulation required to ensure the views presented are representative of the student paramedic arena. It will provide a useful guide to the mysteries of the student journey. It is also useful that it illustrates the differences across the whole of the UK and considers the different approaches and how they can change the coping mechanisms that need to be used, and that are in place. The 4 sections provide an excellent overview of the 4 areas that most student paramedics want to, and need to, know, and answers a number of the questions (if not all) asked very effectively. The sections also support the needs of the profession, as well as the students own professional journey; covering a number of areas that are part of the institutional and ambulance Trusts inductions. It is useful to note that the Survival Guide also recognises the differences the student paramedic experiences when compared to other students in universities. This means that the Survival Guide can act as an ''aide memoire'' that is available when those difficult questions come up that need an immediate answer that can allay fears and anxieties and signpost the students to the places they can get support. This aspect is helped by the shared experiences from past and present students and practitioners, who act as mentors and paramedic educators to the students. This book has been a long time coming and will, based on my experience, help the student to have a better transition towards their future professional role." Lizzie Ryan, Education Business Manager and Clinical Training Manager (East) at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, UK, also Lecturer at Bournemouth University, UK and Plymouth University, UK and the Open University, UK

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.