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dc.contributor.author Jensen, Jan L
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-16T18:20:26Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-16T18:20:26Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-21
dc.identifier.citation Jensen JL, Croskerry P, Travers AH. Paramedic clinical decision making during high acuity emergency calls: design and methodology of a Delphi study. BMC Emergency Medicine 2009, 9:17 (21 September 2009) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/12738
dc.description.abstract Paramedics are responsible for the care of patients requiring emergency assistance in the out of hospital setting. These health care providers need to make many decisions during the course of an emergency call. This thesis on paramedic clinical decision-making includes two studies, intended to determine which decisions paramedics make that are most important for patient safety and clinical outcome, and what thinking strategies paramedics rely on to make decisions. Forty-two decisions were found to be most important for outcome and safety. The highest decision density of an emergency call is during the on-scene treatment phase. Paramedics use a mix of thinking strategies, including rule out worst scenario, algorithmic, and exhaustive thinking. The results of these studies have implications for future research, paramedic practice and training. en_US
dc.publisher BMC Emergency Medicine en_US
dc.subject paramedics en_US
dc.subject clinical decision-making en_US
dc.subject Delphi en_US
dc.subject Think Aloud en_US
dc.title Paramedic Clinical Decision Making en_US
dc.date.defence 2010-03-04
dc.contributor.department Applied Health Services Research en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Health Services Research en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr. Sam Campbell en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Sara Kirk en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Sam Campbell, Dr. Andrew Travers, Dr. Pat Croskerry en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Pat Croskerry, Dr. Andrew Travers en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Yes en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Yes en_US


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