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Assessment Skills for Paramedics

Assessment Skills for Paramedics

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Now in its third edition, this highly acclaimed resource is the ideal guide for students and practicing paramedics looking to refresh and consolidate their assessment skills.

Assessment Skills for Paramedics has been thoroughly revised with fresh, up-to-date knowledge and national guidance. Divided into body systems and presented in a clear, accessible format the book takes the reader through the considerations and actions required for each type of emergency presentation.

New to this edition:

-Histories, assessments, and scenarios across multiple chapters.

-Content covering the well-being of the paramedic.

-Chapters including the review of systems (RoS) approach.

-A systematic format of primary and secondary surveys in each chapter that relates to current practice.

-Reflects updates to Ambulance Clinical Guidelines, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Guidelines, and The Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee guidelines.

Packed full of practical, contemporary advice for all paramedics featuring:

-An approach that mirrors current UK and international practice.

-Consideration of the social, ethical and legal factors that might impact on care.

-Specific chapters in the specialist fields of pediatric assessment and neonatal assessment and care.

Written by experienced paramedics, specialist healthcare professionals and doctors, this book will enable readers to enhance their practical knowledge and to make accurate, timely and thorough assessment of patients across the lifespan.

"From those developing as students in the pre-registration period to those in the post-registration phase of their career this book is valuable asset to all."

Mark Willis, Programme Lead - BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care, University of Sunderland, UK

"This timely, thoughtful, well-conceived, and systematic text is the perfect companion to paramedic practice."

Andy Newton, Immediate Past Chair College of Paramedics, UK

"The writing is concise and to the point whilst at the same time covering all that is needed for safe and competent practice. I would recommend this text for student paramedics and experienced practitioners alike."

Dr Simon Butler, Senior Lecturer, Course Leader for DipHE Paramedic Studies, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Amanda Blaber is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Sport and Health Sciences University of Brighton, for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course and an Honorary Fellow of the College of Paramedics

Graham Harris is a Paramedic Consultant Educationalist. He is a Fellow of the College of Paramedics recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and formerly the National Education Lead for the College of Paramedics.


Author: Amanda Blaber
Publisher: Open University Press
Published: 10/05/2021
Pages: 444
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780335249954
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