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Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

A Systems Approach

Willis, Sam / Peate, Ian (Editor)



3. Edition April 2024
496 Pages, Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-394-16479-0
John Wiley & Sons

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Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

An indispensable guide for aspiring paramedics and emergency medical professionals

Paramedic practice is swiftly evolving, driven by changes in the paramedic curriculum. To meet the growing demands of the community, student paramedics and clinicians working in out-of-hospital care must stay abreast of this rapid evolution.

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice, Third Edition contributes to driving the profession forward and provides a comprehensive, accessible text authored by experienced paramedics and academics. This third edition has undergone comprehensive updates, introducing new chapters that provide students and recently registered practitioners with a vital overview of the theory and practice of contemporary paramedicine. This is an essential resource for the next generation of paramedics and out-of-hospital practitioners. Readers of the third edition of Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice will find:
* A multidisciplinary approach incorporating varied and dynamic research
* New chapters on subjects including end of life care, domestic violence, and paramedic wellbeing
* Learning activities to aid understanding and retention

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice, Third Edition is ideal for undergraduate paramedic and emergency care students, as well as registered paramedics, clinicians, and educators.

List of Contributors xvii

Preface xxiii

Acknowledgements xxv

About the Companion Website xxvii

Chapter 1 Professionalism in paramedic practice 1
Sarah Neal and Netta Lloyd- Jones

Chapter 2 Professional health regulation for paramedicine 16
Ramon Z. Shaban, Ruth Townsend, and Markus Pitter

Chapter 3 Legal and ethical aspects of paramedic practice 26
Nevin Mehmet

Chapter 4 The impact of professional culture on paramedics and students 36
Sarah Fulford and Derek Collings- Hughes

Chapter 5 Human factors in paramedicine 47
Sam Willis and Helen Pocock

Chapter 6 Sociological aspects of paramedic practice 56
Kieran Robinson

Chapter 7 Communication competency in healthcare 66
Rasa Piggott

Chapter 8 Practice- based learning 86
Joe Copson and Vince Clarke

Chapter 9 Well- being for paramedics 97
Emma Geis and Katie Pavoni

Chapter 10 Mental health for paramedics 113
Renate Taylor and Jade Speed

Chapter 11 Responding to mental health in the community 124
Marie Boulianne

Chapter 12 De- escalation 140
Simon Menz

Chapter 13 Public health and health promotion 151
Michael Fanner

Chapter 14 Leadership in paramedic practice 164
Jack Howard

Chapter 15 The foundations of research in paramedic practice 174
Elicia Austin

Chapter 16 Medical terminology 187
Samantha Sweet

Chapter 17 Essential toxicology for out- of- hospital clinicians 202
Jack Matulich and Simon Menz

Chapter 18 Trauma 220
Charlie Gadd

Chapter 19 Prehospital electrocardiography 235
Alexander Olaussen

Chapter 20 Assessing the cardiovascular system 249
Matt Campbell

Chapter 21 Assessing the nervous system 265
Charlie Gadd and Jemmima Bowd

Chapter 22 Assessing the abdomen 278
Matthew Faulkner, Clare Sutton, and Georgina Pickering

Chapter 23 Assessing the respiratory system 294
Janie Brown, Dan Staines, Samantha Sheridan, and Georgina Pickering

Chapter 24 Paramedic assessment skills 305
Steven Poulton

Chapter 25 Birth and the paramedic 317
Aimee Yarrington and Jane Warland

Chapter 26 Paediatrics: recognition of the sick child 327
Clare Davies

Chapter 27 Medical emergencies 341
Jennie McGowan, Jane Jennings, and Marco Scarvaci

Chapter 28 Caring for older adults 354
Melinda (Dolly) McPherson

Chapter 29 Managing minor injuries in the out- of- hospital setting 367
Craig Barlow

Chapter 30 Major incident management 380
Brian J. Sengstock

Chapter 31 Low acuity care 391
Seán Bolger

Chapter 32 Family and domestic violence 403
Simon Sawyer

Chapter 33 End- of- life care 415
Justin Honey- Jones and Alexander Palmer

Index 453
Sam Willis is the Course Coordinator for Paramedicine at Charles Darwin University, Australia, and has held a teaching fellowship with the UK Higher Education Academy since 2009. Sam sits on the editorial board for the International Journal of Advancing Practice and is completing a PhD in Paramedic Education.

Ian Peate is Visiting Professor of Nursing at St George's University of London and Kingston University London; Visiting Professor, Northumbria University; Senior Clinical Fellow, University of Hertfordshire; Professorial Fellow, University of Roehampton; Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nursing, Consultant Editor of the Journal of Paramedic Practice, and Consultant Editor of the International Journal of Advancing Practice.

S. Willis, Charles Darwin University; I. Peate, University of Hertfordshire, UK