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
This month marks Mental Health Awareness Week taking place from 10-16 May. In this issue of the Journal of Paramedic Practice, Briggs et al examine mental health assessment and triage in an ambulance clinical contact centre, while Mark Robert-Blunn sheds some light on the positive effects observed on staff wellbeing as a result of a welfare van initiative that provided busy emergency ambulance crews with hot drinks and a chance to talk. In our Education section, Craig Mortimer looks at the effectiveness of e-learning to develop the ability to recognise and manage stroke. Our Prescribing Paramedic series also continues with Adam Bedson discussing non-medical paramedic prescribing in emergency, urgent and critical care. In our short monthly series on paramedic roles, Sgt Ty Jewell shares an interesting insight into his role as a specialist paramedic and medical instructor in the British Army.