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 pre-hospital care providers in developing a short-term patient care plan will hang on the first decisions and initial communications.
In Paramedic communication, influence and decision-making: A guide for EMS professionals, 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 ‘out of hospital’ 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.
The prose cleverly moves you into the present tense so as you really feel that you are in the middle of each situation. Explore the dilemmas and decide what you would do. For new Paramedics and those who aspire to be members of today's modern ambulance services, this book is a must read.