Public health

A cross-sectional study of child injury ambulance call-out characteristics and their utility in surveillance

In 2016–2017, there were 16 285 injury-related ambulance call-outs to 0–14 year-olds in the north west of England (20.6% of all call-outs to 0–14 year-olds). The majority were unintentional injuries...

Scoping ambulance emissions: recommendations for reducing engine idling time

With UK NHS ambulance trusts answering more than 10 million 999 calls in 2017, and the average ambulance vehicle travelling 50 000 miles per year (Lord Carter of Coles, 2018), several ambulance...

What is the paramedic's role in smoking cessation?

Train paramedics to give a brief intervention (very brief advice (VBA)) on smoking cessation using the three As (AAAs). The AAAs is an opportunistic brief intervention tool given to all smokers,...

Paramedic perceptions and attitudes to working with patients with alcohol-related injury or illness

Although intervention to reduce excessive drinking might usually be seen as the remit of other health professionals, particularly general practitioners (GPs), the modern paramedic has options for...

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