Assessment Skills for Paramedics

Assessment Skills for Paramedics

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By (author) Amanda Blaber, By (author) Graham Harris

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  • Publisher: OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 22mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Milton Keynes
  • ISBN 10: 0335241999
  • ISBN 13: 9780335241996
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 200,893

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"This book provides a helpful and comprehensive insight into the role of the paramedic. It utilises a variety of experts within the field to illustrate many of the issues often confronted by those working within this area ...Ideally suited for those starting a career in the out-of hospital setting, as well as experienced paramedics." John Donaghy, Principal Lecturer & Professional Lead, Paramedic Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK "This book is the first of its kind in the paramedic world and acts to cover every important topic needed to have an appreciation for health related research ...The format is easy to follow and helps the reader to have a foundation knowledge of the language and terminology used within the research world ...This book should be a must have for any student paramedic and will be invaluable to those writing dissertations or studying health related research." Ruth Lambert, Student, University of Northampton, UK 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' Includes specific chapters in the specialist fields of paediatric assessment and neonatal assessment and care Considers the social, ethical and legal factors that might impact on care Uses mnemonics, cases, diagrams and photographs to demonstrate and reinforce key pointsWritten by experienced paramedics, specialist health care professionals and doctors, this book will enhance knowledge and encourage accurate, timely and thorough assessment of patients across the lifespan. Contributors:Denise Aspland, Chris Baker, Kevin Dark, Rehan-Uddin Khan,Matthew Lane, Jaqualine Lindridge, Mathew Millman,Nandiran Ratnavel, James Rouse, Nigel Ward and Mark Whitbread.

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Amanda Blaber is Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton, UK and the editor of the bestselling book, Foundations for Paramedic Practice (Open University Press, 2008). Graham Harris is the Programme Leader for Paramedic Science at the University of Greenwich, UK and currently the College of Paramedics Governing Council member for London.