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Clinical Skills for Paramedic Practice ANZ

  • Book

  • August 2021
  • Elsevier Health Science
  • ID: 5029705
Written by Dianne Inglis and Jeffrey Kenneally, the workbook includes more than 70 paramedic-focused clinical skills that link underpinning theory and knowledge with expectations for contemporary clinical practice. To ensure the skills are performed correctly and to standard, the resource is further strengthened with a ready-made assessment tool, ideal for both self-directed learning and instructor use. The text is designed for practising skill development, and preparation for assessment and clinical placement.

Clinical Skills for Paramedic Practice 1e includes two key components: practical skill instruction and the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) assessment checklist. The skills sections contain clear step-by-step written and photographic instruction in basic to advanced clinical skills, with rationales provided to enhance knowledge acquisition and clinical decision-making. The OSCE checklists allow students and instructors to easily track and assess progress in skill development.

- Step-by-step skill instruction combined with an OSCE assessment checklist - Structured reflection and end-of-chapter questions to assist with deeper understanding of key concepts and application to practice - Designed specifically for use by Australian and New Zealand paramedics - An eBook and downloadable skill and assessment sheets are included with purchase of the print book

Additional resources on Evolve:

- . An eBook on VitalSource

Student and Instructor Resources on Evolve:

- Clinical skill work instructions - Formative Clinical Skill Assessment (F-CSAT) - Summative Clinical Skill Assessment (S-CSAT) - Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) - Formative Clinical Skill Assessment (F-CSAT) key - Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: The paramedic environment
CHAPTER 2: Patient assessment
CHAPTER 3: Airway and ventilation
CHAPTER 4: Medication administration
CHAPTER 5: Trauma
CHAPTER 6: Cardiac arrest
CHAPTER 7: Manual handling
CHAPTER 8: Childbirth
CHAPTER 9: Other skills


Dianne Inglis Intensive Care Paramedic,
Clinical Education Manager (ret.), Victoria. Jeff Kenneally Intensive Care Paramedic, MICA team manager (ret.), Lecturer, College of Health and Biomedicine, Victoria University, Victoria.