Primary Care for Paramedics
As the demand for primary healthcare in the UK increases, a growing number of paramedics are taking on roles within general practice.
Written and edited by over 20 clinicians in the field of primary care, this is a core text exploring the scope of the paramedic role and its fundamentals within the world of primary care. This resource provides a clinical reference for paramedics already practising within this area, whilst also equipping prospective paramedics with the required theoretical underpinning and context necessary to build meaningful knowledge and understanding in this field.
Alongside a comprehensive range of topics related to primary care, including assessment, diagnosis, investigations and management of a number of different presentations, it also covers aspects of consultation techniques, decision-making and professional issues. Clinical chapters are concluded with case studies to help put theory into the context of the primary care setting and consolidate learning.
Moving into a new area of practice can be daunting, but with your years of clinical experience as a paramedic and this manual at your side, you will have the knowledge to approach any patient consultation in primary care.