This book provides an introduction to the field of human factors for individuals who are involved in the delivery and/or improvement of prehospital emergency care and describes opportunities to advance the practical application of human factors research in this critical domain. Relevant theories of human performance, including systems engineering principles, teamwork, training, and decision making are reviewed in light of the needs of current day prehospital emergency care. The primary focus is to expand awareness human factors and outlay the potential for novel and more effective solutions to the issues facing prehospital care and its practitioners.

chapter 10|12 pages

Exploring Telemedicine in Emergency Medical Services

Guidance in Implementation for Practitioners

chapter 11|12 pages

Communication and Patient Care Handover

Prehospital Emergency Preparation

chapter 12|12 pages

Changes from Within

How Paramedic Services Can Lead the Way Human Factors Are Implemented in Healthcare

chapter 15|12 pages

Emergency Medical Service Occupational Safety

Issues, Implications, and Remedies