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
As summer has drawn to a close, Tang and Morgan discuss a topic that’s on many minds as winter approaches—seasonal flu vaccinations and potential immunisation for COVID-19. Also in the September issue, Morrisson assesses the feasibility of phenytoin as a paramedic-led first-line anti-epileptic drug. Meanwhile, Hutchinson et al looks at health behaviours in ambulance workers. Lashwood notes that primary percutaneous coronary intervention is the gold standard for treating patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction—but poses the question, could prehospital thrombolysis serve as an adjunct when delays to the nearest PPCI centre are unavoidable? Our 2020 tear-out clinical examination series from Edge Hill University educators continues with a focus on the gastrointestinal system. Also in this issue, Simon Robinson presents part 2 of his four-part comment series on child public health, with a focus on prevention and where paramedics contribute, while Sarah Jane Palmer shines a light on an unfortunate rise in domestic child injury during the pandemic lockdown with an accompanying painting in our Art & History section.