teaching methods

An Evaluation of Practice Supervisor Training for Student Paramedics

This article aims to demonstrate how practice supervisor training was incorporated into the final year of a paramedic academic programme..

Effects of simulation training on student confidence in de-escalation skills

This evaluation is a descriptive account of the implementation of a training session to develop student self-perceptions of self-awareness and self-regulation in encountering clinical situations where...

Virtual reality: the future or a COVID-era plaster?

Using the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) improvement cycle, the Trust's in-house technology enhanced learning (TEL) team created scenarios using the XVR ‘on scene’ platform (XVR Simulation B.V, 2022)....

Lateral versus over-the-head chest compression quality in student paramedic

The aim of this study was to determine if chest compressions performed from a lateral position are more effective than chest compressions performed from an over-the-head position in a cohort of UK...

Differential rater function over time (DRIFT) during student simulations

The primary objective of this study was to detect if there was a DRIFT in the ability of the raters on successive tests during the day—essentially, a fatigue effect..

‘Giving a piece of you’: the lecturer experience of aiding student wellbeing

This study aimed to highlight the experiences of paramedic senior lecturers and their perceptions towards the wellbeing of student paramedics and to explore difficulties around supporting students..

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)..

Effectiveness of e-learning to develop the ability to recognise and manage stroke

The study aimed to assess the effectiveness of e-learning to develop ambulance staff in the management of acute stroke and stroke mimics..

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...

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...