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Decision Making in Paramedic PracticeAuthor: Andy Collen
In this new book, Andy Collen offers a wealth of knowledge about the importance of decision making in healthcare practice to reduce clinical risk and improve outcomes for patients. The text explores the role of the modern paramedic and of the paramedic as a critical thinker. It offers a unique perspective on clinical decision making, highlighting important aspects such as the balance between intuition and experience as well as professional issues.
”I think it’s fantastic. Honestly one of the best texts I’ve read and its layout and structure mean it can be used as a reference or read cover-to-cover. Every time I read it I find something new.” John McKenzie, Lecturer – University of Hull
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Paramedic Practice: The Changing Patient Profile in Urgent,Emergency and Critical Care
2 Professional Issues
3 The Evolution of the Paramedic as a Critical Thinker
4 Decision Making Theory: Human Factors, Dilemmas and Conundrums
5 The Garden Path Test: Putting Decision Making into Practice –Intuition, Experience, Hypotheses, and Deduction
6 The Cognitive Continuum: Enhancing your Decision Making Skills
7 Case-Based Discussion (Case Studies, Reflection, Action Learning)