student paramedic

Confidence levels of students before and after a minor illness/injury placement

Research by Credland et al (2019) addressed the need for non-ambulance placements within the paramedic programme, such as walk-in centres, minor injury units, cardiac assessment units and general...

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...

The effect of COVID-19 on student opportunities to acquire airway skills

This retrospective study of student records explored airway procedure variables before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the timing of the pandemic and the start of research, student records...

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..

Remote-facilitated mental simulation to bridge the theory-practice divide

Simulation education allows clinical environments to be replicated so participants can learn, train, rehearse and be assessed (Khan et al, 2011). Benishek et al (2015: 3) describe the three main...

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)..