Paramedic Communication, Influence And Decision-Making: A Guide For EMS Professionals
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Paramedics take highly complex and often rapid decisions under the most challenging of circumstances. Often the outcome for the patient and the required co-operation from all EMS responders in developing a short-term patient care plan will hang on the first decisions and initial communications. This book explores the complex and unpredictable world of pre-hospital care decision-making and invites the reader engage in the dilemmas presented. These often involve life-threatening situations. The author writes in an interesting way to probe and challenge the reader’s thoughts and decision-making. He has a very wide and varied experience base, gained from more than 22 years of emergency care work. The situations described are based on real-life experiences and reflect the author’s clear ability to analyse, reflect and learn from both the successful and not-so-successful communications and actions. All established, new and aspiring ambulance paramedics and EMT's should read this book.
This is an excellent book to read. Not only does it engage the reader but immerses you into the situations the author has been in. This book has been very helpful for my own reflection and gives an alternative view of how situations can be handled. I would highly recommend this book, money well spent.