Volume 14 Number 9

September 2022

The clinical monthly for emergency care professionals

EDITORIAL It isn’t your fault Aysha Mendes


RESEARCH Prehospital practitioner awareness and experience of CPR-induced consciousness Niall Carty and Gerard Bury 358 Diagnostic ability of a computer algorithm to identify prehospital STEMI Jordan L Funder, Kelly-Ann Bowles and Linda J Ross 366 Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB): a review for the prehospital clinician Théo Welch 374 COMMENT Paramedic and patient: lessons from my double life Jennifer McGlashan and Claire Crawford 386 NQP PERSPECTIVE The good fight: lessons from the pandemic Barry Costello 389 BOOK REVIEW Mental health care in paramedic practice Vincent Romano 390 SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH Pete Gregory 392 COURSES 394

© A D O B E S T O C K / P C E S S 6 0 9

How prepared are you to deal with GHB toxicity? Despite associated morbidity and mortality, its recreational use is on the rise in the UK. Turn to p. 374 for an overview

Mission Statement: Journal of Paramedic Practice (JPP) is the only monthly peer-reviewed and evidence-based journal for the paramedic profession.

JPP provides the latest practical, clinical and professional information for all paramedics, including emergency care practitioners and assistants, medical technicians, critical care paramedics, combat medical technicians, and members of voluntary aid societies. JPP has a team of consultant editors with a strong commitment to paramedic sciences, as well as a prestigious editorial board that represents different strands of the profession.

JPP will help you update your knowledge in important areas of practice and ultimately deliver the best possible care to your patients. JPP also offers free online CPD modules for all subscribers, allowing you to fulfil your CPD requirements at a time suited to you.

Journal of Paramedic Practice • Vol 14 No 9