Effect of shift length on paramedic anxiety

The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a difference between anxiety experienced by paramedics who worked 12-hour shifts and those working 24-hour shifts. The mental health of EMS...

Perceptions and experiences of mental health support for ambulance employees

This study was designed to meet five objectives, the first of which was to investigate work-related stressful events and how they relate to staff characteristics, such as job role and gender, and...

Acute medical condition of patients with femoral neck fracture

The age of patients with femoral neck fracture was significantly correlated with neurological condition (rho 0.10 (95% CI (0.07–0.13); P≤0.001; n=4701), indicating a rise in neurological impairment...

Burnout in frontline ambulance staff

A two-phase survey was designed explicitly to address the research aims (Cresswell, 2013). The validated Maslach Burnout Inventory and the Copenhagen self-assessment burnout tools informed part 1...

Are paramedic graduates effectively prepared for death? A scoping review

Scoping reviews describe the existing literature and provide a broad overview of the area (Peterson et al, 2017; Sucharew and Macaluso, 2019; Lawn et al, 2020)..

PTSD in paramedics: history, conceptual issues and psychometric measures

In 1994, DSM–IV replaced DSM–III, with a major change being the implementation of clinical-significance criterion to almost half of the identified mental disorders, including PTSD (Breslau and...

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...

Attitudes and perceptions of paramedics about end-of-life care: a literature review

A total record of 89 papers were screened, but only 11 met the inclusion criteria after quality assessment as per the PRISMA statement (Moher et al, 2009) (Figure 1). The papers included studies...

Cerebral oximetry monitoring in OHCA

Cerebral oximetry uses near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to measure transcutaneous cerebral tissue oxygen saturation. This reflects perfusion in the cerebral microcirculation (Genbrugge et al, 2016)....

Paramedic views on clinical research in cardiac arrest

Of the paramedics who were eligible, 60% responded to the exit survey (n=101)..

Fitness-to-practise concerns and preventative strategies

Paramedics function at the frontline of emergency care practice. A literature review identified a number of themes that illuminate their practice:.

Safe transfer of simulation-based intubation skills to patients in cardiac arrest

This quasi-experimental study was performed at the pre-hospital unit in the North Denmark Region from February 2010 to December 2012, over a total of 35 months, including the 1-month training period..

Future of digital technology in paramedic practice: blue light of discernment in responsive care for patients?

In an ever-increasingly digital society, the profile of IT literacy of patients seen in everyday paramedic practice is a significant factor in how they approach understanding their medical conditions...

Appropriateness of action learning in the physical and virtual spaces: a discussion

Action learning is attributed to the British researcher Reginald Revans, who during his time as a research student at Cambridge University in the 1940s (Revans, 1982), worked alongside a talented...

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