Critical care

Support from advanced practitioners in critical care for ankle fracture dislocation

To the authors' knowledge, this is the first study to explore ambulance clinicians' perceptions of the APCC role. It identifies four main themes from the perceptions of ambulance clinicians who...

Female paramedics' attitudes towards career progression in the ambulance service

The theoretical framework for this qualitative study aligns with a feminist pragmatic approach (McHugh, 2014), which offers a practical method for answering the research question. This was: ‘What are...

Influence of time on the predictive value of the post-resuscitation ECG

To investigate the influence of time on the predictive value of the post-ROSC ECG, patients over the age of 18 were sought who had experienced an OHCA, had been successfully resuscitated, had received...

Non-medical prescribing by paramedics in emergency, urgent and critical care

In contrast to paramedic practice within primary care settings, advanced paramedics practising in emergency departments and in prehospital settings are more likely to encounter patients who require an...

Is prehospital lactate testing useful in improving clinical assessment?

A literature search was conducted on several occasions between October 2017 and May 2018, using the Medline, CINAHL, Sciencedirect, Scopus and Academic Search Premier databases, which were accessed...

End-tidal CO2 monitoring in the pre-hospital environment: more than just endotracheal tube placement confirmation

Measurement of carbon dioxide in expired ventilation gases has been used in anaesthesia practice since the late 1970s (Sinclair, 1998) and is mandatory practice in anaesthesia departments across the...

The use of telemedicine technology to support in pre-hospital patient care

Before reviewing the available technology, it is worth briefly outlining the history of technology in medicine, referred to as ‘telemedicine’. Utilising technology for health care is actually an old...

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