student paramedic

Are paramedic graduates effectively prepared for death? A scoping review

Scoping reviews describe the existing literature and provide a broad overview of the area (Peterson et al, 2017; Sucharew and Macaluso, 2019; Lawn et al, 2020)..

Frameworks that guide curriculum development in Australian higher education

As paramedicine education is still progressing as an established tertiary institution qualification, it is yet to gain credibility as a scientific discipline. Pertinent to this impasse is whether...

Student paramedic decision-making: a critical exploration of a patient interaction

While in clinical practice during second-year placement, the lead author, a third-year student paramedic at the time of writing, attended a 49-year-old palliative care patient, Mr Smith, who was in...

Undergraduate paramedics' understanding of mental health insight placements

The return rate of 26% was small so cannot be said to be representative and this inevitably influences the reliability of the findings and means the findings cannot be generalised. The evaluation was...

Changing paramedic students' perception of people who self-harm

The workshop was delivered by the first author, who has considerable expertise in the topic of self-harm including the delivery of educational interventions in this subject area. The intervention was...

A ‘think aloud’ exercise to develop self-awareness of clinical reasoning in students

This study aimed to evaluate a teaching tool, established in other disciplines, for developing students' clinical reasoning skills.

Road resilience: adaptive education for emerging challenges

The efficacy of any professional training programme depends on educators being able to prepare students for the future. Paramedicine in 2030 will not be the role students sign up for today...

Student paramedics' views on placements in general practice as part of a degree

What are student paramedics' views on the importance of including a placement within general practice as part of their degree on their learning and development as an autonomous paramedic?.

Application of pelvic binders by student paramedics: an observational cohort study

Purposeful convenience sampling was used to recruit student paramedics at the College of Paramedics' UK National Student Conference and one UK higher education institution between November 2018 and...

Clinical decision making and the challenges of responding to mental health needs

Qualitative methodology was employed to explore the views and experiences of paramedic students undertaking a diploma in higher education to become a qualified paramedic. This approach supports...

Interdisciplinary work integrated learning: a pilot evaluation instrument

Paramedic and outdoor recreation students have similar imperatives to practise first response skills in austere environments. Undergraduate paramedic students—traditionally embedded in the health...

Nearly qualified student paramedics' perceptions of reflection and use in practice

Searching the key words ‘reflection AND paramedics’ yielded very few results, which focused mainly on ‘how to’ guidance on reflection. The literature search was therefore widened to encompass other...