Clinical decision making

Paramedic decision-making and the influence of bias: a case study

This incident was assigned to us at 22:25, 35 minutes before our shift was due to finish. We were tired, and our desire to finish on time made us acutely aware of how close this was to the end of our...

The efficacy of the HEART score in prehospital settings

Following a scoping search, formulation of the inclusion/exclusion criteria began. The PICOS (population, intervention, comparator, outcome and study design) framework was used to aid this process...

Point-of-care testing by paramedics using a portable laboratory: an evaluation

The specific aim of the current project was to safely reduce the number of patients conveyed by SECAmb to the ED and thereby improve the patient experience. Having reliable pathology diagnostics...

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...

Using clinical decision making and reflection strategies to support practice

According to Sibson (2009), the theory and practice of reflective practice is increasing amongst paramedics, with a greater awareness of the benefits of reflection to everyday practice..

The decision-making process in an emergency: a reflection on paramedic practice

A relative made an emergency call requesting an ambulance for a 64-year-old female, who had collapsed at home and appeared to be having a stroke. Whilst responding on a Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV),...

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