Journal of Paramedic Practice (JPP) is the only monthly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to professional development and best practice in emergency care. It provides paramedics with evidence-based, clinical and practical information, so that they can enhance their knowledge in important areas of practice, and ultimately become more confident and capable emergency professionals.
The editor says:
"Every issue of JPP includes a mix of clinical articles and professional guidance, to deliver practical and accessible support for paramedics who want to improve their skills in practice. The journal is designed with readers' continuing professional development in mind, as we are committed to providing paramedics with the tools and information they need to reach their full potential."
Editor, Journal of Paramedic Practice
In the November issue of the Journal of Paramedic Practice, Master and Gerard discuss challenges of COVID-19, with a specific focus on the conflicting guidelines paramedics and other health professionals are faced with when considering the use of personal protective equipment. Meanwhile, Caitlin Wilson and colleagues present retrospective audit data as they investigate the diagnostic accuracy of the prehospital diagnosis of hyperventilation syndrome. In our Leadership and Management section, Tom Mallinson and Sam Willis turn to existing theoretical and practical frameworks to optimise paramedic performance during high-stress situations. Here they consider the combination of the egg-timer model of disparity together with the zero point survey as a potential way of improving personal performance, leadership and team work in relation to managing the care of a critically unwell patient. This issue also marks the end of our popular clinical examination series from the paramedic education team at Edge Hill University, closing off with part 2 of the neurological system, which focuses on assessment of the lower limbs.