Looking at contemporary pre-hospital trauma care systems

Trauma is a common cause of death in underdeveloped, developing and developed nations. In developed nations such as Australia, injury from suicide, transport accidents and unintentional falls...

Use of simulation for pre-hospital healthcare education

The Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM) is a multi-professional network of simulation enthusiasts based in Europe. The Society was founded in Copenhagen in 1994. It aims to...

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...

Interprofessional education: looking at the principles

The principles of IPE draw on the IPE literature, an evidence base, as well as the experience of healthcare professionals and the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE). The...

A model to embed clinical simulation training during ambulance shift work

Providing simulation training at the roadside for ambulance staff is equivalent to facilitating ‘in-situ’ simulation for hospital staff. In-situ simulation is to be understood as providing...

Providing medical aid to Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo

The Republic of Congo gained its independence on 15 August 1960. In 1997, a six month long civil war broke out. President Denis Sassou-Nguesso has been in power ever since..

Effect of low dose high frequency training on paramedic cognitive skills

This pre post-test quasi-experimental study was conducted over one year (2009–2010) to examine the effects of low dose, high frequency instruction (10 minute monthly refreshers) on the retention of...

International learning: bridging the gap through exchange programmes

‘I know that our students had an excellent experience, learning a lot about paramedic work in Ontario, engaging in inter-professional work and of course having a great deal of fun.’ Kate Johnston.

Rural acute myocardial infarction survey (RAMIS)

‘building the necessary systems of care to coordinate Emergency Medical Services and hospitals so that catheterization (cath) laboratories can be activated before the patient arrives at the hospital...

An evaluation of high fidelity simulation training for paramedics in Ireland

Simulation does not merely focus on procedural skills or performance; rather it has a much broader perspective incorporating the affective, cognitive and behavioural domains. Simulation may involve a...

Which paediatric weight formula is best suited for the out-of-hospital field?

A literature review was undertaken using the electronic medical databases Ovid Medline, EMBASE, CINAHL Plus, Cochrane Systematic Review, and Meditext from their commencement date until the end of May...

Managing premature babies in the pre-hospital environment

Paramedic team was requested to attend a lady with severe abdominal pain. Antenatal notes revealed she was pregnant at 26 weeks of gestation. On arrival, the paramedic team found her partner holding...

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