literature review

Thermal comfort during emergency transport by ambulance services

Ireland is situated the north-western seaboard of the European continental shelf. The weather is mainly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream giving it a mild, temperate climate, mainly...

Identifying cardiac activity using focused ultrasound in non-shockable arrests

A systematic literature search was undertaken between 22 February and 1 March 2021. Two databases, PubMed and ScienceDirect, were searched using keywords relating to the review and combined using...

Focused ultrasound in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by advanced paramedics

Of the total number of OHCA emergency calls attended by the LAS for 2018, 1444 were also attended by an APP. The numbers of patients who underwent FoCUS were similar to those who did not (744/1,444:...

Practitioner experiences in epidemics and pandemics in relation to COVID-19

The authors used the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines (Moher et al, 2009) and screened articles by their title, according to inclusion and...

The role of the paramedic in identifying modern slavery

You are called to attend a heavily pregnant woman in her 20s complaining of abdominal pain..

Does cricoid pressure have a detrimental impact on laryngoscopy and intubation?

The PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were searched with the following search terms: (((cricoid pressure) OR sellick)) AND (((((rapid sequence induction) OR RSI) OR intubation) OR laryngeal) OR...

Prehospital unfractionated heparin prior to primary PCI

A literature search was conducted from August to September 2019 to identify articles relevant to prehospital UFH administration prior to PPCI. The EBSCO Host (Health) group of journal databases (which...

Physiological and psychological components of paramedic wellbeing

There are philosophical and scientific approaches that led to the development of many modern wellbeing models. Diener's (1984) ‘Tripartite model of subjective wellbeing’ was fundamental in the...

Global patient experience of paramedic practice

‘The sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization's culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.’ .

Community paramedics: a scoping review of their emergence and potential impact

‘Community paramedicine is a model of care whereby paramedics apply their training and skills in “non-traditional” community-based environments, often outside the usual emergency response and...

Striving for the professionalisation of Australian paramedics

In 2009, the Australia and New Zealand College of Paramedics (previously Ambulance College of Ambulance Professionals [ACAP]) provided a submission to St John Ambulance of Western Australia entitled...

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