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About International Paramedic Practice

International Paramedic Practice (IPP) is dedicated solely to addressing the clinical and professional issues relevant to paramedics and pre-hospital care providers.

The aim of IPP, published three times a year, is to provide all those with an interest in pre-hospital emergency settings with essential information to help them deliver the best possible care and support for their patients. Each issue contains an unparalleled range of peer-reviewed articles on varied topics within clinical practice, research, education and leadership management.

IPP benefits from an authoritative international editorial board. Their experience and enthusiasm for developing standards and sourcing novel content from dedicated professionals in pre-hospital care arenas around the world, ensures this title remains exciting and useful.

The journal has a strong international focus. Articles are commissioned from every continent to encourage the sharing of practices and innovations worldwide, and to raise awareness of the different cultural influences in pre-hospital emergency care

IPP offers:

• Clinical reviews
• Original papers
• Literature reviews
• Research summaries
• Professional issues



Aysha Mendes - Editor

Editorial board members

Vijay Gautam (Consultant Editor)

Professor Gautam has been responsible for several innovative and popular multidisciplinary, multi-professional skill-based short courses and has supported the clinical training of Paramedics. He has a great interest in prehospital care and is currently a visiting faculty at the University of Hertfordshire, as well as a Consultant in the NHS, UK. He has worked as senior Crowd Doctor at Spurs and Lords.

Professor Guillaume Alinier

Professor Alinier is Director of Research at Hamad Medical Corporation Ambulance Service (Doha, Qatar) where he is involved in a number of highly innovative projects. In 2011 he was made Professor of Simulation in Healthcare Education at the University of Hertfordshire (UK) where he was instrumental in setting up the largest UK high-fidelity multi-professional simulation centre. Professor Alinier is also Visiting Fellow at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, since 2009.

Alan Batt

Alan Batt is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Paramedic Science at CQUniversity in Queensland, Australia, and a College Professor in the Paramedic Programs at Fanshawe College in Ontario, Canada. In addition, he holds other education and research posts with organisations in several countries. He is Vice-President of the Irish College of Paramedics.

Stephen Burgess

Stephen Burgess is a Research Fellow at the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University, Australia.

Sandrine Dénéréaz

Sandrine Dénéréaz has been working as a Paramedic in Switzerland for 20 years. She graduated in training management and has been teaching since 2007 at the Paramedic School ASUR in Lausanne where she is the Deputy Director. Sandrine is involved in the Vaud Commission for the Paramedic Health Emergency Measures, of which she is President.

Enrico Dippenaar

Dr Enrico Dippenaar is currently a Senior Lecturer with Anglia Ruskin University in the UK; an Honorary Research Affiliate with the University of Cape Town in South Africa; and an Honorary Paramedic with the East of England Ambulance Service Trust. Originally from South Africa and via the United Arab Emirates, he now teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the UK and leads the Emergency Medicine Research Group at Anglia Ruskin University.

Scott A. Lancaster

Professor Scott A. Lancaster is chair of Emergency Medical Services, Paramedic Science, and Healthcare Management at Northern Essex Community College (MA, USA), and an adjunct professor of EMS and Emergency Management at Anna Maria College (MA, USA). His areas of focus include the science of pre-hospital critical care management and educational pedagogy for health professions education.