• Post-traumatic stress disorder among ambulance personnel: a review of the literature

      Simpson, Karen (2013-11)
      Abstract published with permission. It is becoming increasingly apparent that ambulance personnel are vulnerable to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and associated symptoms. The aim of this literature review is to identify PTSD within the scope of emergency ambulance work and think of potential ways to reduce it.
    • Why evaluation is important to you, me and everybody

      Simpson, Karen (2014-11)
      Abstract published with permission. The Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) suggest that the use of operational evaluation and monitoring contributes to the creation of correct and current assessment standards (HCPC, 2009). This short article is aimed at anyone who attends training courses including mandatory, induction, CPD, management and clinical skills, and explores the theory of evaluation and its benefit in adding depth and value to all training purposes.