Respiratory system

Matthews, Barry ORCID: 0000-0001-7605-0694 and Sumera, Kacper (2020) Respiratory system. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 12 (8). pp. 1-4. doi:10.12968/jpar.2020.12.8.1

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The clinical examination is an important part of any patient consultation. After the primary survey and taking the patient history, a more in-depth examination is sometimes required to aid making a working diagnosis and help negate other differential diagnoses. The extent of this depends on the stability of the patient and may not be possible in time-critical circumstances. However, clinical examination is an increasing part of paramedic practice owing to the continued expansion of the scope of the paramedic role in both urgent and emergency care. Education on clinical examination concerning each of the main body systems is now an integral part of undergraduate paramedic curricula. This clinical examination series provides a step-by-step overview for each of the main body systems. Continuing professional development (CPD) is an essential requirement for all clinicians to maintain and to demonstrate that they are staying up to date and advancing in their roles. This series gives an overview of each type of examination to support students, newly qualified paramedics and paramedics wishing to use these articles as a CPD development activity and an aide-memoire for clinical practice. This article, which explores the respiratory system, gives an overview of initial examination considerations.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Respiratory system; Paramedic practice
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2021 15:53
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 14:17

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