An investigation into the non-compliance of advanced life support practitioners with the guidelines and protocols of the Professional Board for Emergency Care Practitioners
Christopher, Lloyd Denzil
MetadataShow full item record
The Professional Board for Emergency Care Practitioners (PBECP), a division of the Health Professions Council of South Africa, regulates the scope of practice and publishes guidelines and protocols that advanced life support (ALS) practitioners are required to follow. These define an acceptable, standardised approach to each commonly encountered emergency. Non compliance with the guidelines and protocols regularly occurs, which could impact on the quality of care delivered and may result in further injury or death of the patient. This study investigated the reasons for non-compliance by ALS practitioners and explored how compliance could be improved.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
An investigation into the prevalence and occupational risk factors of low back pain in emergency medical services personnel Vlok, James (2005)Emergency medical personnel have a number of occupational risk factors that are listed in the reviewed literature (Davis and Heaney 2000, Volinn 1997 and Andersson 1999) as risk factors for low back pain. Physical lifting ...
Pillay, Yugan (2008)Paramedic clinical decision making (CDM) surrounding emergency airway management of the critically ill or injured patient in the pre-hospital environment is poorly understood. In order to deliver pre-hospital care ...
Bowen, James Marcus (2008)Prehospital emergency medical service (EMS) data is essential for understanding the functioning of the services as well as the community's health. Being able to clearly and accurately define the patient population in terms ...