An out-of-hospital perspective on hyperventilation syndrome

Blood acidity, measured as a pH, is determined by the concentration of hydrogen ions (H+) present. Blood is comprised of 55% blood plasma, of which at least 90% is water (Institute for Quality and...

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.’ .

Language barrier and its implications for practice in Kuwait prehospital settings

Findings from the three focus groups were combined, resulting in three main themes:.

Work integrated learning in Vanuatu: student perspectives

‘[Professional practices] are manifest through … ethical conduct, professional decision making, client-practitioner communication, consultation and referral, and interdisciplinary team work …’ and,...

Exploring empathy levels among Canadian paramedic students

The aim of the current study was to assess empathy scores of first and second year paramedic students at Fanshawe College in Ontario, Canada. The authors hypothesised that in concordance with existing...

Burnout in Australian paramedics

Job burnout has variously been described as having components of ‘emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation, and reduced personal accomplishment’ (Maslach et al, 2001), or ‘a state of physical,...

Developing transcultural awareness: student perspectives of a placement in Johannesburg South Africa

The placement consisted of working alongside a leading private ambulance service within the city of Johannesburg, as well as shifts within a government-run hospital emergency department. I was able to...

JUST Paramedic Conference 2018

This keynote presentation highlighted shared ambitions and collaborations between Monash University and the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). This collaboration continues to...

Education and clinical professional development in Penang, Malaysia

Pre-hospital care is an interprofessional and intersectorial service that transects many areas of health care. Emergency health care has not been well-regarded, nor considered a distinct specialty in...

Student international learning experiences in Cebu, Philippines

There were seven respondents to the survey, all of whom completed it fully. Of these, 57.1% were female; 85.7% were aged under 25 years old (the remaining respondents selected ‘prefer not to...

JUST Paramedic Conference 2017

Delivered by Professor Brett Williams, Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, Monash University, Victoria, Australia..

Contributions to public health around the world

Ambulance services play a unique role in any healthcare system, but the services will differ from country to country. As we know it in the UK, ambulances serve the dual roles of providing both...

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