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An Evaluation of Practice Supervisor Training for Student Paramedics.

Jadzinski, M. and Hirdle, J., 2023. An Evaluation of Practice Supervisor Training for Student Paramedics. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 15 (4), 139-144.

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DOI: 10.12968/jpar.2023.15.4.139


Background: Registered health professionals have a responsibility to facilitate learning in the workplace and those who are supporting students should have the skills and knowledge to take on this role. Paramedics are now working in a variety of healthcare settings. Regulatory bodies recognise that students should have opportunities to develop their supervision skills before qualifying, so practice supervisor training was implemented into the final year curriculum at one university. Aim: To explore the value of incorporating practice supervisor training into the curriculum. Methods: Final-year student paramedics were provided with practice supervisor training as part of their degree. This training was delivered over three seminars before the students’ final preregistration placement. Students were invited to provide anonymous feedback via an evaluation form. Findings: A significant number of students felt prepared to take on the practice supervisor role when qualified. Conclusion: Practice supervisor training, when delivered as part of the curriculum, is of benefit to students.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Practice supervisor; Paramedic; Health and Care Professions Council; Education; Student paramedic; Leadership
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:38548
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:12 May 2023 13:05
Last Modified:12 May 2023 13:05


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