Classroom to escape room: an innovative experience to prepare and test students

The healthcare system in the UK is rapidly evolving, resulting in a dramatic evolution in paramedicine (Nixon, 2017), particularly since the turn of the century..

Novel moving, handling and extraction simulation for students in a soft play area

Of the 50 students who were invited to the simulation activity, 45 attended and 43 gave written consent and took part in the study (96%). Participants were in a broad range of age (18–47 years) and...

Effects of simulation training on student confidence in de-escalation skills

This evaluation is a descriptive account of the implementation of a training session to develop student self-perceptions of self-awareness and self-regulation in encountering clinical situations where...

Building ad-hoc team social capital through simulation

Social capital is seen as a valuable asset to both individuals and groups within organisations or communities. The amount of capital an individual or group holds can shift as relationships change or...

ParaVR: a virtual reality training simulator for paramedic skills maintenance

Skills development and maintenance for many paramedic emergency procedures are challenging because opportunities to learn and practise are limited. Such procedures may be required in rare and...

Interdisciplinary work integrated learning: a pilot evaluation instrument

Paramedic and outdoor recreation students have similar imperatives to practise first response skills in austere environments. Undergraduate paramedic students—traditionally embedded in the health...

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..

Using consensus group methods to improve simulation using immersive media in paramedicine

Weighted participant feedback is shown in figure 3. Two areas of consensus emerged in the focus group that indicated the value of the use of immersive media within simulations according to the...

Simulation in prehospital care: teaching, testing and fidelity

There is compelling evidence to demonstrate the educational and contextual benefits of simulation in healthcare settings (Okuda, 2008; McGaghie, 2010). This is especially evident in the training of...

Determining the paediatric educational needs of prehospital providers: part 1

In the US, training and licensure of prehospital providers varies by state. In 1993, IOM published its first review of the EMS system calling for better education and training in paediatrics (IOM,...

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