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


Within the UK, the paramedic scope of practice has noticeably changed over recent years. Many paramedics are now going into roles within general practice surgeries, minor injury units, and urgent care treatment centres. A framework including a skill set was therefore initiated outlining the need for more non-ambulance placements within the undergraduate paramedic curriculum. This article reports the findings of a quantitative study, exploring the confidence levels in managing patients both before and after a minor illness/injury placement. It is quite clear that students who undertook the placement in minor illnesses and injury found it beneficial to their overall learning experience and confidence levels, as 85% of participants stated that their confidence had increased after this placement.

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