The Student Paramedic Survival Guide

Your Journey from Student to Paramedic

Author: Blaber

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335262366

Category: Ambulance service

Page: 248

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The Student Paramedic Survival Guide gives information and advice to help you succeed in your education and become a registered paramedic. The book supports you from the start of your journey as you choose a programme, through study and practice placements, to the final stages of registration and applying for work. Finally, the book prepares you to make the transition into your first paramedic job. To equip you with insights into what studying to be a paramedic is really like, the book is packed full of comments from students, paramedics, mentors, paramedic educators and academics. Their expertise and experience will be invaluable as you study and prepare for practice. Other useful tools are included, such as web links for suggested further reading. The book will answer questions such as:  Is this the right career for me?  What do I need to consider when choosing a university and programme of study? What will I be studying? How can I make the most of the simulations that are part of my course? Who is there to support me on placements? What is it like caring for patients and their families? How can I adjust to shift work? What can I do to prepare for registration and securing my first job? The book also includes advice on making the most of your preferred learning style and guidance on how to look after yourself when you encounter traumatic events.Written by a bestselling author with the help of students, practice staff and academics from a variety of higher education institutions, this guide for prospective and current student paramedics is the essential resource to support your journey through the excitement, challenges and realities of being a student paramedic on a higher education programme. "This is a must buy for any student from school leaver to the mature candidate who is thinking of studying to be a Paramedic. The book comprehensively addresses everything from where and how to apply, unpicking the complex picture of fees and funding to the realities of what to expect when you get to University and what it''s like on placement. With valuable contributions from current students, academics and educators this book explains everything you need to know and might not have thought you needed to know before you apply." Mark Nevins, Senior Lecturer, Teeside University, UK, and NMC Registered Adult Nurse and HCPC Registered Paramedic "I would consider this book as required reading for anyone considering embarking on a career as a paramedic. It is honest, informative and true to life. I liked the way that all aspects of student life were covered, from applications, to studying and placements and finally being out in the world. This job isn''t what a lot of people seem to think it is but Amanda has gone to great lengths to myth bust. This book shows a depth and consideration that all prospective paramedic students should appreciate. It is clear that a great deal of effort has gone into this survival guide." Mark Young, Paramedic & Practice Placement Educator, South East Coast Ambulance Service, UK "I liked the way that the book utilises a cross-section of students, practitioners and academics when providing opinions on the student paramedic journey, as this provides the triangulation required to ensure the views presented are representative of the student paramedic arena. It will provide a useful guide to the mysteries of the student journey. It is also useful that it illustrates the differences across the whole of the UK and considers the different approaches and how they can change the coping mechanisms that need to be used, and that are in place. The 4 sections provide an excellent overview of the 4 areas that most student paramedics want to, and need to, know, and answers a number of the questions (if not all) asked very effectively. The sections also support the needs of the profession, as well as the students own professional journey; covering a number of areas that are part of the institutional and ambulance Trusts inductions. It is useful to note that the Survival Guide also recognises the differences the student paramedic experiences when compared to other students in universities. This means that the Survival Guide can act as an ''aide memoire'' that is available when those difficult questions come up that need an immediate answer that can allay fears and anxieties and signpost the students to the places they can get support. This aspect is helped by the shared experiences from past and present students and practitioners, who act as mentors and paramedic educators to the students. This book has been a long time coming and will, based on my experience, help the student to have a better transition towards their future professional role." Lizzie Ryan, Education Business Manager and Clinical Training Manager (East) at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, UK, also Lecturer at Bournemouth University, UK and Plymouth University, UK and the Open University, UK

Assessment Skills for Paramedics

Author: Amanda Blaber

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN: 9780335262168

Category: Emergency medical services

Page: 402

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This text for nurses makes pharmacology less intimidating by focusing on the drug knowledge needed in order to practice as a newly qualified nurse.

Paramedic Survival Guide

Author: DiPrima Jr.

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071770070

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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The book every paramedic needs to enhance their career and job performance Paramedic Survival Guide offers both novice and experienced paramedics a unique blend of case studies, testimonials, and advice from veterans to help them succeed on their jobs and advance their career. The book also offers advice on how to pick the correct EMT job, the recruitment and interview process, and various career paths and options open to paramedics. Valuable features include "Taking it to the Street" boxes detailing must-know on-the-job information.

Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice

A Systems Approach

Author: Sam Willis,Roger Dalrymple

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118486277

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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

Foundations for Paramedic Practice

A Theoretical Perspective

Author: Amanda Blaber

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335243908

Category: Medical

Page: 271

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This book addresses the theoretical elements of paramedic courses including psychology and sociology and provides clear links to practice.

Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care

Author: Valerie Nixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118488229

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care explores a range of contemporary relevant topics fundamental to professional practice. Written for both pre- and post-registration paramedic students, it is also ideal for existing practitioners looking to develop their CPD skills as well as nursing and other health professionals working in emergency and urgent care settings. Each chapter includes examples, practical exercises and clinical scenarios, helping the reader relate theory to practice and develop critical thinking skills Covers not only acute patient management but also a range of additional topics to provide a holistic approach to out-of-hospital care Completion of the material in the book can be used as evidence in professional portfolios as required by the Health and Care Professions Council Professional Practice in Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care is a comprehensive, theoretical underpinning to professional practice at all levels of paramedic and out-of-hospital care.

Paramedics! - Test Yourself in Pathophysiology

Author: N.A

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335244521

Category: Medical

Page: 181

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This self-test book of self-assessment questions and quizzes that is designed to both test paramedic students learning pathophysiology and help them understand their knowledge gaps by explaining the answers to the questions included.

Paramedics: From Street To Emergency Department Case Book

Author: Fellows , Sarah,Fellows , Bob

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335242677

Category: Medical

Page: 176

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This accessible book is designed to help both practising and student paramedics prepare to deal with 25 of the most commonly seen pre-hospital care scenarios, as well as to revise for practical exams.

Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures

Author: Pete Gregory,Ian Mursell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405163550

Category: Medical

Page: 392

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′I can enthusiastically recommend the Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures as the book that I wish had been available to me when I was studying to become a paramedic.′ From the foreword by Professor Malcolm Woollard, Chair, College of Paramedics; Professor in Pre–hospital and Emergency Care & Director, Pre–hospital, Emergency & Cardiovascular Care Applied Research Group, Coventry University Clinical procedures are a fundamental aspect of care for practitioners working in pre–hospital settings. The Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures is written specifically to support the practice of paramedics, ambulance technicians, first responders and volunteer ambulance personnel. It presents up–to–date, evidence–based expert knowledge, enabling paramedics to deliver effective, patient–focused care. This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive exploration of core competencies and skills, looking at topics including Aseptic Technique, Airway Management, Assisted Ventilation, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Defibrillation and External Cardiac Pacing, Observations, Pain Assessment & Management, Respiratory Therapy, Spinal Management and Venepuncture. Each chapter provides the relevant anatomy & physiology, evidence–based rationales for each procedure, and contraindications of use. Key features: The first UK text to explore clinical procedures for paramedics With further reading and illustrations throughout All procedures include the rationale for the action recommended Guides paramedics in the clinical application of evidence–based procedures

Paramedic Interview Questions and Answers

Author: Richard McMunn

Publisher: How2Become Ltd

ISBN: 1907558349

Category: Emergency medical technicians

Page: 61

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"The ultimate guide to anyone who is serious about passing the selection interview for becoming a Paramedic. It contains lots of sample interview questions and answers to assist you during your preparation and provides advice on how to gain higher scores. Created in conjunction with serving Paramedics, this comprehensive guide includes: How to prepare for the interview to ensure success. Gaining higher scores in order to improve career opportunities. Sample interview questions. Answers to the interview questions. Insider tips and advice. Advice from serving Paramedics."--back cover.

Clinical Leadership For Paramedics

Author: Blaber, Amanda,Harris, Graham

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335263127

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This important new book is the first specific text for paramedic students focusing on leadership as a key educational need for all NHS health care practitioners.

How to Do a Systematic Literature Review in Nursing

A Step-By-Step Guide

Author: Josette Bettany-Saltikov

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335242286

Category: Medical

Page: 173

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A step-by-step guide to doing a literature review in nursing, or related healthcare professions, that takes you through every step of the process from start to finish.

Paramedic Practice Today

Above and Beyond

Author: Barbara Aehlert

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0323085377

Category: Medical

Page: 1071

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Get the tools you need to succeed! With its conversational, easy-to-read style, Volume 2 of Paramedic Practice Today: Above and Beyond simplifies topics and helps you master National Standard Curriculum objectives and meet the new National Education Standards. It also includes a companion DVD-ROM with step-by-step videos demonstrating key skills in the textbook, along with medical animations and video lectures. Because this book corresponds to the National Registry of EMTs National EMS Practice Analysis, it provides you with the best possible preparation for the National Registry exam. A JB Course Manager resource is available to accompany this title. JB Course Manager is an easy-to-use and fully hosted online learning platform. For additional information, or to make your request, contact your Account Specialist or visit http://go.jblearning.com/JBCM.

When Violence Erupts

A Survival Guide for Emergency Responders

Author: Dennis R. Krebs,American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763720704

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 210

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Designed to teach EMS personnel how to function both effectively and safely in high-stress situations.

Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics

Australia and New Zealand

Author: Ruth Townsend,Morgan Luck

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729581349

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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A fundamental local law text for undergraduate paramedics in Australia and New Zealand. Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand is the first of its kind to bring together legal and ethical concepts specifically for the Australian and New Zealand paramedic profession. An indispensable guide for student paramedics, Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand promotes the understanding of ethical principles and legal regulations through realistic scenarios and extensive case studies, which are available both in the book and on Elsevier’s Evolve platform. The book includes Australian state-specific legislation and local case law, and there is a chapter devoted specifically to the New Zealand paramedic service. This excellent law textbook focuses on the essential concepts and skills local paramedics need to respond to life-threatening emergencies in often-unfamiliar environments. For paramedics to determine the best course of action in any situation they need an intimate understanding of the profession’s code of conduct and current legal regulations. In its attention to key areas such as consent, negligence, child protection, mental health and record-keeping Applied Paramedic Law and Ethics Australia and New Zealand proves a fundamental resource for the undergraduate paramedic course in Australia and New Zealand. The textbook’s 13 comprehensive chapters are written in a clear, engaging style ideal for undergraduate paramedic students as well as ambulance service volunteers and practicing paramedics. Over 60 paramedic-specific scenarios Relevant case law discussed Suitable for the undergraduate course in Paramedic Law and Ethics Provides a clear ethical decision-making model for paramedics Key supporting features available on the Evolve platform: Multiple choice, short answer and essay questions Case studies Image collection Additional instructor resources including PowerPoints and further case studies

The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism

Author: Colin Neville

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335241042

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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This excellent new edition of The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism will continue to demystify the referencing process and provide essential guidance on making sure you are not committing plagiarism.