Bringing together a team of leading international experts in the field of research, this book provides an up-to-date and accessible overview of applied research methods in the prehospital environment.
Written to support the needs of the paramedicine, emergency medicine and wider healthcare communities in this rapidly advancing research setting, the authors introduce the key areas of research design and methods, evidence-based practice, ethics and quality improvement for both the novice and the more advanced researcher. Relevant examples of prehospital research are also included to fully explain and illustrate the key approaches.
High-quality, robust evidence is of the utmost importance to inform prehospital clinical practice and ensure better patient care. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in undertaking research within the prehospital or emergency care setting, including undergraduate and postgraduate students in paramedic science, medicine, nursing and allied health.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- About the Authors
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Ethics of Prehospital Research
- Chapter 3: Systematic Reviews
- Chapter 4: Observational Studies
- Chapter 5: Experimental and Quasi-experimental Designs
- Chapter 6: Qualitative Research
- Chapter 7: Mixed Methods Research
- Chapter 8: Consensus Methods
- Chapter 9: Critically Appraising a Paper and Preparing a Paper for Publication
- Chapter 10: Quality Improvement
It’s all here in one book – what paramedics need to get them started on their journey into research. From basic principles to publication, the authors bring a unique prehospital care slant to explaining how research works, in a way which is clear and easy to grasp.
Dr Alison Porter, Associate Professor in Health Services Research, Swansea University
This is an extremely useful text which maps and demystifies the research process for prospective students and practitioners interested in undertaking research in the pre-hospital and ambulance settings. The book covers key topics and offers guidance for dealing with the issues, in a language and style that is easy to follow.
Professor Paresh Wankhade, Emergency Services Management Expert, Edge Hill University, UK.
An easy to read and comprehensive resource for junior pre-hospital researchers. Very comprehensive and covers the nuances of the field well… I will absolutely be recommending this.
Professor Karen Smith, Director, Centre for Research and Evaluation, Ambulance Victoria, Australia
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