‘It's been one of the best experiences of my life.’ This was a comment recently made to me by one of our final year paramedic students following an experiential placement in the Schleswig-Holstein region of Northern Germany.
This year, as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Journal of Paramedic Practice (JPP), both the JPP and its international counterpart, International Paramedic Practice (IPP), have introduced some changes to remain ahead of the fast-moving wave that is paramedicine.
International Paramedic Practice Consultant Editor, Vijay Guatam, takes an in-depth look at the benefits of the Advanced Trauma Life Support course and whether its latest 10th edition will bring the course in line with widespread evidence-based practice from around the world
In a personal whistle-stop introduction to pre-hospital care provision in India, Professor Vijayshil Gautam explores its multifaceted systems, with reference to its international context and future potential. From its contextual roots to its contemporary hindrances, how can the future of health care be predicted in such a fast-growing economy?
Arguably, one of the weak links in the Chain of Survival is the instigation of bystander CPR. The experience of King County with high rates of bystander CPR is associated with impressively high survival rates (AHAN, 2015).
In his role as National Ambulance Director, Peter Bradley states in the foreword of the National End of Life Care Programme for Ambulance Services (Association of Ambulance Chief Executives 2012) that ambulance services are crucial in the delivery of high quality care at end of life.
The Larrey Society is an independent cross-sector think tank formed in 2015 in England to help influence fit for purpose ambulance services to meet the needs of all patients in the 21st century. Its founder and chairman, David Davis, provides a background to the organisation and its global forum used by members.
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have expanded their capability over several decades. Despite advances in pre-hospital training, patients must still be transported to emergency departments (ED).
Last month saw pre-hospital and emergency care professionals from around the globe gather for the first European Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Congress in Copenhagen.