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
With World Mental Health Day taking place on 10 October, this issue is dedicated to the underdiscussed topic of mental health in paramedicine. In research, Hichisson and Corkery look at alcohol and substance use and occupational and post-traumatic stress in paramedics. In education, Green and Pound evaluate undergraduate paramedics’ understanding of mental health insight placements; while Ramluggun et al investigate how to change negative perceptions among student paramedics of people who self-harm so that this patient group can receive the most effective care. In our comment section, newly qualified paramedic, Mahdiyah Bandali shares her experience and insight into racism in the ambulance service; Rhys Sycamore discusses the impact of COVID-19 on students from disadvantaged backgrounds; and Simon Robinson brings readers part 3 of his 4-part series on child public health, with a look at how paramedics can promote a healthy childhood. The Edgehill education team continues their popular clinical examination tear-out series with a look at upper limb assessment in the neurological examination.