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Shane Knox, Suzanne Dunne, Walter Cullen, Colum P Dunne
BACKGROUND: In November 2013, the Irish Regulator for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) introduced the first mandatory requirement for registrants to demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development (CPD)/continuous professional competence (CPC). This qualitative study assessed the experience of practitioners with CPC-related materials provided to them by the Regulator in addition to identifying perceived or encountered practical challenges and suggested improvements six months following introduction of the requirement...
2015: BMC Emergency Medicine
Lancer A Scott, Jane H Brice, Christopher C Baker, Ping Shen
OBJECTIVE: To measure the verbal communication between emergency medical technician-paramedics (EMT-Ps) and physicians in an emergency department trauma room (EDTR) before and after an educational intervention. METHODS: Using a before-after design, we audio-recorded paramedic verbal trauma reports in a large EDTR over a 12-week period. Trained research assistants subsequently queried physicians about information from the paramedic report in a separate interview...
April 2003: Prehospital Emergency Care
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