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This book offers a wealth of knowledge about the importance of decision making in healthcare practice to reduce clinical risk and improve outcomes for patients. The text explores the role of the modern paramedic and of the paramedic as a critical thinker.
Pilbery, R. and Lethbridge, K. (2016) Ambulance care practice.
An essential guide to the curriculum for trainee associate ambulance practitioners. Key features of the book are: In line with the National Education Network for Ambulance Services standards, Illustrated throughout with anatomical drawings and photographs, Procedures boxes which take you step by step through essential clinical skills, Chapters on mental health and end of life care which are specific to associate ambulance practitioner level, Evidence-based throughout and referenced to the latest guidance, research and policy.
Blaber, A. and Harris, G. (2016) Assessment skills for paramedics 2nd edn.
This book is the ideal resource for paramedics and student paramedics looking for a quick reference guide to help develop their assessment skills. This handy pocket sized book can be used by students for exam revision, or by paramedics en-route to a call, to revisit key points and further refine their skills. Divided into body systems, the book takes the reader through the considerations and actions required for each type of emergency presentation. The book also takes a systematic format of assessment which mirrors current UK and International practice, assists student paramedics in identifying 'time critical' problems and appropriate 'possible actions to be taken'. It includes specific chapters in the specialist fields of paediatric assessment and neonatal assessment and care, and considers the social, ethical and legal factors that might impact on care.