Category: Publications

Pre-print: Lunn et al. Community Paramedicine Supporting Community Needs: A Scoping Review

Health and social needs exist along a dynamic continuum. Recognizing that health status is inextricably impacted by social determinants of health, community paramedicine has opportunities and a responsibility to reduce inequities. The objective of this scoping review was to investigate peer-reviewed and grey literature to explore how community paramedicine supports community needs along a health…

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Bolster and Batt: An analysis of drug-use related curriculum documents for paramedic students in British Columbia.

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Communication in Paramedic Practice published

I was delighted to receive a few copies of ‘Communication in Paramedic Practice’ in the post this week which I recently co-authored with Gjyn OToole and Buck Reed. This text addresses culturally competent communication, interdisciplinary teamwork, ethical communication, digital health, documentation, and more. It also contains 36 scenarios exploring communicating with persons who are experiencing…

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Eastwood et al. Paramedicine – an evolving identity

Eastwood K, Johnson M, Williams J, Batt AM, Tavares W. Paramedicine: An evolving identity. Paramedicine. 2023;20(6):177-180. doi:10.1177/27536386231203401

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Mausz et al. Prevalence and Characteristics of Violence against Paramedics in a Single Canadian Site

Mausz, J.; Johnston, M.; Arseneau-Bruneau, D.; Batt, A.M.; Donnelly, E.A. Prevalence and Characteristics of Violence against Paramedics in a Single Canadian Site. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20, 6644. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20176644

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Shannon et al. The advantages and challenges experienced with the implementation and delivery of community paramedicine programmes

Shannon, B; Batt, AM; Eaton, G; Leyenaar, M; O’Meara, P; Barry, T; Lanos, C; Wingrove, G; Williams, B; Nolan, M; Carney, R; Heffern, J; Bowles, KA. The advantages and challenges experienced with the implementation and delivery of community paramedicine programs: A qualitative reflexive thematic analysis. Paramedicine. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1177/27536386231188595. [Q2]

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Johnston et al. Barriers and enablers to implementing intranasal ketamine for Primary Care Paramedics in Canada – a parallel convergent mixed methods study.

A team led by Tania Johnston have published a study on intranasal ketamine for PCPs in Paramedicine. Tania led this large-scale project over the past few years, and it is great to see this contribution make it to publication. Well done Tania and team! You can download the published version below. Abstract Introduction: British Columbia…

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Bolster et al. The Paramedic Role in Caring for People Who Use Illicit and Controlled Drugs: A Scoping Review

Jennifer Bolster has just had her scoping review related to the paramedic role in substance use accepted for publication in Paramedicine. She completed this as part of her Honour’s degree in Paramedicine at Monash University, which I supervised. This is a fantastic contribution to the literature, and I look forward to working with Jen on…

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Batt et al. Canadian Paramedicine Landscape Review and Standards Roadmap

Download the report for free here Executive Summary The paramedic profession in Canada has evolved significantly in the last decade in terms of the professional scope of practice, contexts of paramedic practice, paramedic education, paramedic research, and relevant standards development. This rapid evolution, along with emerging issues in Canadian society, have led to new standards…

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Batt et al. Developing the National Occupational Standard for Paramedics in Canada – update 4.

Alan M. Batt, Jennifer Bolster, Pierre Poirier, Jeanne Bank, Michael Austin, Cheryl Cameron, Elizabeth Donnelly, Becky Donelon, Noël Dunn, Tim Essington, Sean Hackett, William Johnston, Chelsea Lanos, Rene Lapierre, Tyne M. Lunn, Meghan Lysko, Paige Mason, Mary Osinga, Dugg Steary, Sean Teed, and Walter Tavares on behalf of the NOSP Development Group and CSA Technical…

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