A comparison of handover communication in NHS and military emergency care

Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with 13 paramedics to explore differences in handover communication between military and civilian practice and to understand the challenges of transitioning...

Human factors in student paramedic practice

An experienced band 6 paramedic and a final year student paramedic were called to a 64–year-old man with chest pain. On arrival, the patient said he had been trying to contact his doctor's surgery to...

Paramedic attitudes towards DNACPR orders

A systematic review of published literature was performed in November 2016, using the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses convention (Moher et al, 2009). Similar...

Crisis resource management in relation to empowering people to speak up in emergency medical service clinical practice settings

The population of Qatar is in excess of 2.42 million (76.2% male versus 23.8% female) (MDPS, 2016). Almost 90% of the country's population comprises expatriate workers. The country's most populous...

Interpersonal skills education for undergraduate nurses and paramedics

The search strategy did not reveal any studies concerning the teaching of interpersonal skills to undergraduate paramedics. All six studies included in this review examined undergraduate programmes...

Listening and communication styles of undergraduate paramedic students

The listening styles profile (LSP) has been used widely as a standardized measure (Watson et al, 1995). The LSP was originally administered to young adults in the US (Watson et al, 1995). The LSP...

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