Credits granted for professional education of paramedics and nurses at at US colleges with paired programmes

Both paramedics and registered nurses may be educated through certificate/diploma programmes, through associate degree programmes, and through bachelor degree programmes, with each degree providing a...

Use of a nominal group technique to evaluate a remote area simulation event for paramedicine students

The results (Figure 4) indicate that the dominant positive themes of this workshop were the use of challenging and realistic scenarios, the commitment and experience of the tutors, student: tutor...

Interprofessional graduate programme for nursing-paramedicine degree graduates: work outcomes and participant experience

The aim of this study was to examine the employment outcomes and participant experience of the first cohort of 10 IPG participants following completion of IPG..

Accountable Care Organisations fund the gap—how to get community paramedic programmes paid

The American Academy of Family Physicians (2014) defines an ACO as:.

Australian paramedic graduates transitioning into UK NHS ambulance services: what are the potential challenges?

University paramedic programmes in Australia and the UK commenced as early as 1994 in Australia (Fields, 1994; Lord, 2003) and 1998 in the UK (Carney, 1999). The transition of paramedic education and...

Obstacles to emergency medical services system design and operational features

The case study comparisons showed variation in practices and results similar to those noted in other comparisons in trade magazines and peer-reviewed journal articles (Nichol et al, 2008; Ward, 2013)....

The impact of post-traumatic stress on first responders: analysis of cortisol, anxiety, depression, sleep impairment and pain

The primary aim of this study was to assess the impact of psychological and physical stress on emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic first responders by analysing the relationships among...

The development and history of the paramedic profession in Israel

Israel has a national EMS system—Magen David Adom (MDA). MDA is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that works as a standalone corporation by law. MDA was established during the First World...

Prioritising the development of paramedic students’ interpersonal skills

Ethics approval for this research was obtained from the UTAS Human Research Ethics Committee (No. H11576)..

Length of professional education of paramedics and nurses at community colleges in the Northeast United States

Paramedics have provided advanced pre-hospital emergency medical care in the US since the early 1970s (National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA), 2007; Edgerly, 2013). According to the...

Coventry University, UK competes for Pilsen Cup of Paramedics

Friday night was the start of the competition. We were given a comprehensive kit bag and a mobile phone to receive our scenarios through. After dinner there was a brief for our team leaders, who we...

Experiences of two paramedics deployed to the Phillipines in response to Typhoon Haiyan

It is heartening to see the world rally together to assist in devastating events such as this. Many countries immediately mobilised resources in various capacities. The United Kingdom, small island...

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