Paramedic education

Preparing pregistration students for lifelong learning and practice

The Scottish Collaboration of Paramedic Education (SCoPE) was convened to drive the collective development of the five HEIs alongside SAS, NES and the regional NHS boards, with the aim of bringing a...

Differential rater function over time (DRIFT) during student simulations

The primary objective of this study was to detect if there was a DRIFT in the ability of the raters on successive tests during the day—essentially, a fatigue effect..

The zero point survey and egg-timer model combined for crew management

Paramedic working environments are highly complex, unpredictable and fraught with risk. If paramedics are to arrive safely at their patient's side and deliver high-quality, person-centred care, they...

What value does peer-assisted learning have in the training of student paramedics?

As an idea originally suggested by the academic team, a meeting was arranged between the paramedic programme team and the university practice learning advisers, who specialise in practice education...

Barriers to paramedic education in black and ethnic minority (BME) groups

A literature search was conducted (circa 2000 to mid-2013) with the purpose of gaining a better understanding of the potential barriers for BME groups to accessing paramedic education. Literature...

Prioritising the development of paramedic students' interpersonal skills

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

Clinical placements in residential care facilities part 2: negative experiences

Data from student surveys and student and mentor feedback meetings informed the findings discussed here. This paper focuses on the barriers to learning identified in the analysis of these data..

Clinical placements in residential care facilities part 1: positive experiences

Data from student surveys and feedback meetings informed the findings discussed here. Key themes arising from analysis of the data include learning experiences the students perceived as positive and...

Framework for assessment of the 12 lead ECG in transient loss of consciousness

The QRS axis is the vector along which the mean direction of ventricular depolarisation travels. Although P wave and R wave axes can be calculated, the QRS axis is the most clinically relevant. The...

Can wikis be used to support case-based learning in paramedic education?

Furthermore, a range of empirical studies in the use of wikis in higher education indicate a somewhat more complex picture. In 2006, Bower and Richards compared two different types of wikis in two...

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