Experiences of personal protective equipment and reasons for non-compliance

The aim of this review is to investigate paramedics' experiences of using PPE in order to better understand factors contributing to their non-adherence of PPE policy..

Awareness and use of prone position for awake patients with suspected COVID-19

The study design was a cross-sectional survey, structured and reported using the ‘Strengthening the reporting of observational studies in epidemiology’ (STROBE) guidelines (Cuschieri, 2019) and...

Challenges of SARS-CoV-2 and conflicting PPE guidelines

The early 21st century gave rise to two epidemics: between 2002–2003, a new deadly infectious disease known as SARS emerged, which was a global concern (da Costa et al, 2020). Ten years later in 2012,...

Paramedic emotional labour during COVID-19

As a result of critical world events, understanding emotions in the workplace has become more important and, since these events, our approach to emotional regulation and critical reflection has...

The new coronavirus disease: what do we know so far?

As of 7 April 2020, there were more than 1 270 000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 worldwide and over 68 000 confirmed fatalities (WHO, 2020b). At the same time, in the UK, there was a cumulative total of...

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