Leadership and Management

Disruptive innovation: barriers, opportunities and differences internationally

Around the world, the paramedic profession evolved from a small number of pilot programmes in the early 1970s, becoming a widespread trend in healthcare across much of the world. This case study focuses primarily on the UK, and England in particular, but also reflects on the international nature of the paramedic phenomenon, seeking to learn lessons from the successful features of individual programmes and approaches, in order that good practice can be promoted and shared. It also indentifies...

Language barrier and its implications for practice in Kuwait prehospital settings

Objectives: The purpose of this research was to explore the implications of language barrier among emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics in a prehospital setting in Kuwait. Methods: A small-scale exploratory case study was carried out using a qualitative method. Focus group interviews were conducted with prehospital providers in Kuwait. An inductive thematic analysis was performed whereby themes and sub-themes emerged from within the data. Results: The data revealed that...

JUST Paramedic Conference 2018

The 4th annual JUST Paramedic International Conference at Jordan University of Science and Technology took place last month in November 2018.

JUST Paramedic Conference 2017

The third annual JUST Paramedic International Conference at Jordan University of Science and Technology took place in November 2017. In this Meeting Report, Alaa Oteir, Assisstant Dean & Assistant Professor from JUST's Paramedic Programme, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, shares some feature presentations.

Contributions to public health around the world

The paramedic profession continues to establish itself in many healthcare settings across the world. A lack of common understanding of the role globally, as well as the differing nature of healthcare systems, can result in difficulties relating research carried out in one setting to another.

Student Paramedics Australasia Conference inspires, educates and motivates delegates

The 2015 Student Paramedics Australasia (SPA) International Conference was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in September over two days. This was the premiere and biggest gathering of student paramedics, and this year over 180 delegates came from right across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, with presenters from the above countries as well as Canada and the USA.

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

With United Kingdom (UK) Ambulance National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and Foundation Trusts actively recruiting Australian paramedic graduates, this article seeks to stimulate discussion by identifying differences existing between the two ambulance systems, as well as highlighting potential challenges that Australian graduates may face when transitioning to the UK ambulance service.

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