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
What happens when the professional autonomy of a paramedic conflicts with a patient’s right to make an autonomous decision about their care? In the current issue of the Journal of Paramedic Practice, Emma Moore presents a case study where a patient refuses life-saving treatment. In Clinical Practice, Hayes et al discuss a lesser discussed but critical aspect of working during COVID-19—the emotional labour of paramedics. In Research, Rowe et al evaluate a vision screening tool for ambulance staff to use in cases with suspected stroke; while in Education, Downs and Halls share an exercise to help student paramedics with developing self-awareness of their clinical reasoning skills. Our 2020 tear-out clinical examination series from Edge Hill University educators continues this month with a focus on the respiratory system. Also in this issue, we launch a new four-part comment series on child public health and the paramedic’s potential role in this important area.