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Paramedicine students’ perception of preparedness for clinical placement in Australia and New Zealand

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, October 2015
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Title
Paramedicine students’ perception of preparedness for clinical placement in Australia and New Zealand
Published in
BMC Medical Education, October 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12909-015-0446-7
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Authors

Helen Hickson, Brett Williams, Peter O’Meara

Abstract

Clinical placement is an essential element of paramedicine education and training as the profession completes the transition from vocational training to a pre-employment, university based model. The objective of this study was to survey pre-employment paramedicine students at Universities in Victoria, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand to measure their self-assessed preparedness for clinical placement. This was a cross-sectional study involving paper-based questionnaires employing a convenience sample of 682 undergraduate paramedicine students (years 1-4) who had completed at least one clinical placement. Student perceptions of preparedness for clinical placement were measured using an adaptation of the 'Preparedness for Hospital Practice' questionnaire. There are significant differences in students' perception of preparedness for clinical placement, which reflects the differences between universities in relation to structure of their paramedicine programs, the timing of clinical education and the number of hours of clinical placement. There needs to be clinical placement agreements between the ambulance services and universities that clearly describe the standards and expected elements of a quality clinical placement. In order to improve the preparedness for placement for paramedicine students, a united approach is required by all stakeholders, including ambulance services, students and universities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 72 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 18%
Student > Bachelor 12 16%
Researcher 6 8%
Lecturer 4 5%
Other 4 5%
Other 12 16%
Unknown 22 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 26 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 12%
Social Sciences 7 10%
Linguistics 1 1%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 1%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 25 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 July 2016.
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#4,624,591
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Outputs from BMC Medical Education
#811
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#68,988
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#1
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