Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice.pdf

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice.pdf


An essential text for the aspiring student paramedic, Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice makes paramedic science and pre-hospital care accessible, straightforward and exciting. It assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, presenting the must-have information that students need about both the theory and practice of what it means to be a paramedic. With extensive full-colour illustrations throughout, as well as activities and scenarios, this user-friendly textbook will support paramedic students throughout their course.

Dedication About the Series Contributors Acknowledgements Preface How to use your textbook About the companion website Section 1 Theory and background Chapter 1 Professionalism in paramedic practice Netta Lloyd-Jones Chapter 2 Human factors of paramedic practice Sam Willis Chapter 3 Communication skills for the pre-hospital professional Sam Willis Chapter 4 Sociological aspects of paramedic practice Kellie Tune Chapter 5 Legal and ethical aspects of paramedic practice Sam Willis, Nevin Mehmet Chapter 6 The psychology of paramedic care Heather Knight, Helen Pocock Chapter 7 The role of leadership in paramedic practice Roger Dalrymple Chapter 8 Safeguarding vulnerable people Rozz McDonald Chapter 9 Introduction to medicines in pre-hospital care Edward England Chapter 10 The role of reflection in paramedic practice Sally Markwell, Andrew Kerry Chapter 11 Research methods and paramedic practice Jan Davison-Fischer, Catherine J. Davison-Fischer Chapter 12 Using simulation to educate the pre-hospital health care professional Clair Merriman Section 2 Assessment and Application Chapter 13 Trauma Charlie McGurk, Sam Willis Chapter 14 Pre-hospital electrocardiography Stuart Warner Chapter 15 Assessing the cardiac system Mark Ives, Sam Willis Chapter 16 Assessing the nervous system Clair Merriman Chapter 17 Assessing the abdomen Matthew Faulkner, Rachel L Jones Lumby Chapter 18 Assessing the respiratory system Dan Staines Chapter 19 Paramedic skills Roshan Raja Chapter 20 Pre-hospital obstetrics Robb Kightley Chapter 21 Paediatric paramedic practice Sam Whitby Chapter 22 Managing medical emergencies Bonita Baber, Sam Willis Chapter 23 Managing the older adult Helen Pocock Chapter 24 Minor injuries for the pre-hospital professional Craig Barlow Chapter 25 Mental capacity and pre-hospital care Sue Putman Chapter 26 Mental health and pre-hospital care Sue Putman Chapter 27 Supporting people with learning disability as a pre-hospital professional Jenny Begley Chapter 28 Attending major incidents in paramedic practice Gail Rowntree


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