Opinion

Considerations on out-of-hospital pain assessment of a diverse population

Nearly all medical emergency calls are related to someone experiencing some form of discomfort—either due to trauma or pain. Initial pain assessment may be undertaken over the telephone by an emergency medical dispatcher, without seeing the patient; however, the next key moment in pain assessment is completed patient-side by the paramedic. This inquiry is detailed and guides the paramedic in the formation of a differential diagnosis and provision of appropriate pain management. The research team...

Pride in paramedicine: being an LGBTQ+ paramedic

People identifying as LGBTQ+ make up a part of the paramedic community around the world. In this issue of International Paramedic Practice, we hear from paramedics in Ecuador and the UK about their experiences

Making marks as a woman in paramedicine

After becoming Australia's first woman to achieve a doctorate in paramedicine, Louise Reynolds reflects on her journey, the challenges she was faced with and the sometimes tough decisions along the way