This project explores: (1) the physical and mental health needs of paramedic students to function safely in the paramedic industry, and (2) methods of improving the physical and mental health (resilience) of paramedic students. At present research has focused on teaching students knowledge, attitudes and skills with regards to nutrition, physical strength and endurance, and mental health. Further research could focus on identifying the needs of students both during their studentship and in their future careers, as well as interventions to build the various factors which promote resilience.
Paramedicine, resilience, physical health, mental health, nutrition, strength training, fitness to practice
School of Primary and Allied Health Care » Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice