Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780729541275, 9780729583657

Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ

1st Edition

A Clinical Reasoning Approach

Authors: Hugh Grantham
eBook ISBN: 9780729583657
Paperback ISBN: 9780729541275
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 5th May 2015
Page Count: 1076

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Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ: A Clinical Reasoning Approach explores the principles of clinical practice for paramedics working in Australia and New Zealand today.

The text is an invaluable resource for both students and paramedics working in the emergency environment where critical decisions must be made quickly and confidently.

Organised into three sections — Paramedic Principles, Paramedic Practice and Essential Knowledge — this resource promotes an understanding of basic physiology, clinical decision making and application to practice.

It emphasises the importance of professional attitudes and behaviours, clinical competence, teamwork and communication skills, equipping the reader with the skills required to become an effective paramedic.

Key Features

  • ● First paramedic-specific text for Australia and New Zealand
  • ● Evidence-based clinical decision-making model
  • ● A wealth of detailed case studies that help bridge the gap from principles to practice
  • ● More than 40 essential pathologies covering common paramedic call-outs
  • ● Focus on the wellbeing of the patient and the paramedic
  • ● Appendices comprising a professional role guide and medications commonly encountered in the paramedic setting

Table of Contents


    • Community Based Emergency Health

Clinical Reasoning Principles

    • Structured Approach Principles
    • Clinical Reasoning


    • Communication Model
    • Why Pts Call
    • The Structured Approach To The Pt Interview
    • Crisis Decision Making

Pt Safety

    • Principle Of Patient Safety
    • Evidence Based Practice
    • Personal Wellbeing
    • Legal And Ethical
    • Legal And Ethical

Knowledge Base

  • Paramedic Education and Scope of Practice

Philosophy Of Practice

  • Developing A Philosophy Of Practice and Reflective Practice

Indigenous Health

  • Indigenous Australians
  • Maori

Pt With Chest Pain

  • Pain/Discomfort

The Pt With An Arrhythmia

The Pt With Sob

  • Asthma
  • APO
  • COPD
  • The Choking Pt
  • Pleural Embolism
  • Pleural Embolism
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pneumothorax
  • The Paediatric Pt With A Noisy Airway

The Pt In Cardiac Arrest

    • The Pt With An Acs
    • The PT with a CVA
    • The Seizing Pt
    • The Seizing Pt
    • The Diabetic Pt
    • The Diabetic Pt

The Pt With Abdo/Pelvic Pain

    • Adbo Pain
    • Acute Abdo
    • Pelvic Pain/ Disorders
    • Renal Disease

The Pt With An Infection/ Immune Disorder

    • Sepsis
    • Anaphylaxis

Pt With An Obstetric Emergency

    • Imminent Delivery
    • Neonate Resus

Pt With A Traumatic Injury

    • Assessment And Principles Of Time Critical Trauma Pt
    • Head Injuries
    • Spinal
    • Chest
    • Abdominal/ Pelvis
    • Muskuloskeletal
    • Burns

Pt With Environmental Emergencies

    • Snake Bite
    • Spider Bite
    • Marine Envenomation
    • Hypothermia
    • Hyperthermia
    • Decompression Illness

Pt With Abnormal Behaviour

The Overdosed Pt

The Isolated Pt

The Pt With Pain

The Pt Who Is Dying

The Sympathetic Response


The Inflammatory Response


    • Drug List: Generic/ Trade/ Americanisms
    • Service Guide
    • Glossary Of Terms


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About the Author

Hugh Grantham

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Paramedicine, Flinders University, South Australia