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Foundations for Paramedic Practice: A Theoretical Perspective [Paperback]

Amanda Blaber
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1 Aug 2008 0335222897 978-0335222896 1
"This book is definitely worth a read for newcomers to the paramedic profession. As for the more experienced practitioner, the book provides useful infortamtion on 'capacity to consent' issues and the contemporary topic of Continuous Professional Development is relevant to all experience levels ... In a nutshell, this is well written and easily digestible - a good introductory text."
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol 2 No5

"This book is a timely and significant contribution to the discipline of paramedic healthcare practice. Topical and comprehensive, lucid and clear, its ‘user friendly’ style and use of ‘stop and think’ sections will allow the reader to make application to practice."
Geoffrey Watts, University of Chester, UK

"This is a thoroughly readable text which is specifically tailored to the needs of student paramedics and would be of great benefit to any pre-hospital or emergency care students. The chapters provide theoretical perspectives, encourage the student to assimilate information, relate to their practice experience and future role development. It will support them in becoming evidence based, fit for purpose practitioners of the future. An excellent text for paramedic science students, highly recommended reading."
Paul Bates, Higher Education Programme Manager, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, UK

"It is a fantastic resource for any university paramedic and will provide a comprehensive guide when writing assignments as well as support the student with information relevant to on the road experiences... With reflective practice now a vital role to both student paramedics and those registered, the book teaches the student the importance of reflective practice and how to adopt a reflective style in your writing. It guides the student through the key principles of reflection and provides a selection of models most appropriate to pre-hospital care."
Ruth Lambert, Student Paramedic, University of Northampton, UK

"Having just started as a practice placement educator of student paramedics who are being trained jointly with Swansea University and the Welsh Ambulance service, I found this book very helpful in helping me understand the needs of my students and what they are looking to learn. The chapters are short, concise and with good references for further reading, it covers all the topics I believe are relevant to the students course and cannot fail to stand them in good stead if they put into practice what they read and learn from this book."
Lyn Evans, Registered Paramedic, UK

Written by leading paramedics and academic subject experts, with a foreword by Paul Bates, this is the first foundation level text to introduce the main theoretical subjects studied on the new higher education paramedic science programmes. It underpins practice and links ways of working to the crucial theory base.

The numerous examples and case studies focus specifically on pre-hospital and emergency care. Key topics covered include:

  • NHS and ambulance service history
  • Ethics and law for the paramedic
  • Communication and reflective practice
  • Professional issues, including evidence-based practice, anti-discriminatory practice, clinical governance and clinical audit
  • Psychological perspectives on health and ill health
  • Safeguarding children
  • Sociological perspectives on health and ill health and social policy
  • Managing change and leadership theory
  • Continuing professional development
The text prompts you to stop and think about what you have just read and relate this to your role. Throughout the book, the author carefully considers how the theory being discussed relates to the role of the ambulance clinician.

Foundations for Paramedic Practice: A Theoretical Perspective is a core text for students of paramedic science and will also provide a valuable resource for students of allied health professions. This text provides a stepping stone to further reading and investigation.


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; 1 edition (1 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0335222897
  • ISBN-13: 978-0335222896
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,497 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amanda Blaber is Principal Lecturer and University Teaching Fellow in the Department of Acute and Continuing Care, School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich, UK.

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4.0 out of 5 stars foundation for paramedic practice review 10 Mar 2009
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Having just started as a practice placement educator of student paramedics who are being trained jointly with Swansea University and the Welsh Ambulance service ,I found this book very helpful in helping me understand the needs of my students and what they are looking to learn. Having become a paramedic through the IHCD route it has helped me understand the theoretical/university aspect of their learning needs. It is a book that I have advised my students to get hold of. It is written in an easy style that is simple to read and that links well to other chapters within the book. It has also opened my eyes to some things that I could put in to practice on the job and confirmed some things that I am doing right. I don't know if this book is being used by the staff on the course at the university but I for one shall be informing them and all the students I come into contact with to get hold of a copy. The chapters are short, concise and with good references for further reading, it covers all the topics I believe are relevant to the students course and cannot fail to stand them in good stead if they put into practice what they read and learn from this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paramedic J module support 5 Oct 2008
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This new book by an experienced ex A&E Nurse who is now the lead academic on the Paramedic programme at Greenwich University has drawn together an excellent mix of Nurses and Paramedic Tutors to give a basic foundation on the Psycho-Social aspects often missed by the traditional IHCD programmes. This book is a great introduction to the basics of communications, ethisc, law, socialogy and psychology ( as relating to Paramedics)that are core underpinning elements to ensure that the future paramedic practitioner is bult on a broader foundation.
I have to declare that I put together the CPD chapter at the end of the book, but trully believe that this is the first of this genre of book and will be an excellent purchase for any Tech moving on to a Paramedic programme or a newly employed student paramedic wanting to get a broad grasp before adding to the bookshelf.

Highly recomended,
Bob Fellows
Chairman College of Paramedics
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I didn't' think I could have ever replaced my well-read copy of Foundations of Paramedic Practice: A theoretical perspective (Blaber 2008). But in April 2012, a phenomenon occurred and all prospective, student and qualified paramedics should have been purchasing their copy of the second edition of this essential textbook.

As I am sure your imagination has told you, this book provides a `theoretical perspective' of the paramedic world. As a Student Paramedic, it is essential that I can understand the underlying values and theories that shape the practice we use today. It is only when you are out there on the back of an ambulance, or in the living room of a vulnerable patient that you realise how psychology, sociology and reflections help better the care you are able to offer.

This second edition has expanded on the first, adding chapters on decision making and specialist developmental roles for paramedics. It continues to provide aspects which can be used for your continued professional development, bettering chances of career development.

I have only had this book a few weeks, and it is already well thumbed...and like its predecessor well referenced.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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As a student paramedic I found the first edition of this book (Blaber 2008) was the book I had open most of the time. In preparation before starting the course it was excellent as an introduction to the world of pre-hospital care, giving an overview of what was to come. Once on the course I found I kept returning to relevant chapters and `seeing things' I'd missed that were now specific to experiences on placement. (Think of it like watching `The Sixth Sense' - it's a great film to see first time but even better when you watch it again knowing Bruce Willis is a ghost; you see stuff you missed that adds to your experience!)

This second edition (Blaber 2012) is even better than the original - (think `The Godfather 2'.)
All but one of the original chapters are there giving a great foundation to the subjects that students will study (Hey, the clue's in the title of the book, right?) Once on placement you begin to appreciate the relevance of the psychology, sociology and reflective practice sections, (the communication, ethics and safeguarding chapters speak for themselves.)
The `consideration of history' chapter from edition one has gone - which, if you have to lose a chapter, was probably the right one to go as there are lots of other books that cover the formation of the NHS. (Having said that, you do have to search a bit for publications on the development of the ambulance service). In its place four new chapters have been included, making the book more in-depth in terms of placement practice as well as adding to the information on career development.

Having now chalked up several months of placement practice experience I think the new chapters on vulnerable adults and end of life care are particularly relevant and very helpful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Having borrowed this book time and time again from the library and friends, I decided it was time to own my own copy.

Unlike the majority of paramedic textbooks, it does not focus on clinical skills and anatomy and physiology thus making it the first paramedic textbook (in my knowledge!) to address the underpinning knowledge now required by every paramedic.

While the book does not go into excessive detail on any one subject there is enough information for you to understand the subject, then an inordinate amount of references to prompt further reading.

Blaber, hasn't yet let me down on any subject required for essays in my BSc Paramedic Practice course...and I'm nearly finished!
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