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An introduction to tropical medicine for paramedics
journal contributionposted on 22.08.2018, 00:00 by D Hilliard, CW Johnston, Alan BattAlan Batt
With the increasing presence of paramedics as healthcare providers, many times as the sole medical provider in remote areas, on offshore facilities, humanitarian missions, remote oil and gas facilities,[2,3] and as medics in close protection teams in high-risk areas, as well as at large scale gatherings that carry a history and an increased risk of disease outbreaks , the need for non-traditional, specialised education is becoming increasingly apparent. One specialty area of medical practice not commonly addressed in traditional paramedic education is that of tropical diseases and tropical medicine.