A New Book For Pre-Hospital Care Providers

WIN A COPY.......see details below

In an emergency situation, the work of a paramedic is essential and clinical skills are fundamental to their day-to-day working.

A new book written by two Coventry University lecturers aims to provide a comprehensive guide for the qualified paramedic, not only to underpin their work in their own practice, but also when passing on their skills to students.

The Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures, written by Pete Gregory (Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Practice at Coventry University) and Ian Mursell (Lecturer/Practitioner with Coventry University and West Midlands Ambulance Service), serves to review the available literature surrounding the application of key skills in pre-hospital care, challenges some current practices, and offers recommendations based upon the findings.

It is also the first UK manual to explore clinical procedures for paramedics.

Pete Gregory said:

"At a time where prehospital providers have an increasingly high-profile role and public expectations are increasing, it is essential that anyone working in pre-hospital care adopt practices that are supported by the evidence.

"The application of clinical skills in emergency care is rarely straightforward, especially in the challenging pre-hospital environment. We hope this manual will be used as a basis for performing clinical skills and help the practitioner to be better placed to make decisions and have the underpinning knowledge to perform those skills safely and to the greatest patient benefit."

The book is available at Waterstones or Amazon, priced £23.14.

Win a copy....

Ambulance Life have two copies to give away.

To enter simply email the anwser to the following question along with your contact details to:


Which University do Pete Gregory and Ian Mursell lecture at:

A) Hertfordshire
B) Liverpool
C) Coventry

Competition Closes 30th April 2010

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