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 current issue of the Journal of Paramedic Practice, we focus on sepsis, with Jadzinski and Markham examining its treatment in the emergency prehospital setting with intravenous antibiotics, and Mulrooney et al presenting findings of their audit of preshospital sepsis care in Ireland against national clinical guidelines, identifying areas for improvement. In a related comment, Arron Cook discusses a landmark sepsis study from earlier in the year, and demystifies its findings, which were misleadingly portrayed by the mainstream media. Meanwhile, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present ongoing and evolving challenges, Stian Mohrsen shares changes to the mode of operation of an air ambulance service to prevent its transmission and uphold service integrity. Our 2020 tear-out clinical examination series from Edge Hill University educators continues this month with a focus on the lower musculoskeletal system. Importantly, our Art & History section has been extended for this month in order to dedicate a page to the Black Lives Matter movement, with a feature by Tanoh Asamoah-Danso about his experience as black paramedic in England and a poem from Alpesh Mistry about the bigger picture of anyone who has ever been oppressed.