Time for Dementia: an innovation in education

Time for Dementia (Banerjee et al, 2016) is an educational programme for undergraduate healthcare students including medical, adult and mental health nursing, and allied health professionals, as well...

Appropriate pain assessment tools for use in patients with dementia in the out-of-hospital environment

Defining pain is complex; however, it is generally agreed to be an unpleasant, emotive and personal experience (Briggs, 2010; Steeds, 2013). Pain is generally split into two categories: nociceptive...

Using ambulance service PCRs to understand 999 call-outs to older people with dementia

We aimed to understand the use of emergency ambulance services by older people with dementia in two English counties..

Prioritising the development of paramedic students' interpersonal skills

Ethics approval for this research was obtained from the UTAS Human Research Ethics Committee (No. H11576)..

Is there scope for an observational pain scoring tool in paramedic practice?

Pain scoring and indeed pain management has widely been studied in the pre-hospital environment, with many different aspects explored. These include paramedic perspectives (Jones and Machen, 2003),...

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