NEW! April 2021
Deadline extended to 25th April 2021
UoG Paramedic students & Newly Qualified Paramedics
Anxiety and self-confidence scale survey
Understanding anxiety and self-confidence in clinical decision making of third year Paramedic students and Newly Qualified Paramedics who were affected by placement disruption during the COVID Pandemic, to enable universities and the ambulance service to provide targeted support
The COVID -19 Pandemic has caused disruption to students nationally including Allied Health Profession (AHP) students who rely on practice placement to meet their learning outcomes. In 2020 Health Education England (HEE), within the Reducing Pre-registration Attrition and Improving Retention Program (RePAIR), conducted a survey of Nursing, Midwifery and AHP students. As a result of the Impact of COVID-19 on student’s survey, and local feedback during the pandemic, it was acknowledged that paramedic students were feeling anxious and lacking confidence to enter into the workplace as a graduate.
We need to understand more about the potential anxieties and self-confidence in clinical making decisions of third year Paramedic students and Newly Qualified Paramedics who were affected by placement disruption during the COVID -19 Pandemic. To support us with gaining meaningful information we have adapted a Nursing Anxiety and Self-Confidence with Clinical Decision Making Scale (NASC-CDM)© , which has previously been used with nurses. This will enable universities and the ambulance service to provide targeted support and ensure the preceptorship period addresses both anxiety and self-confidence.
We are inviting third year paramedics studying with the University of Gloucester* and Newly Qualified Paramedics who are within 6- 12 months of employment with South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT) to complete the Nursing Anxiety and Self-Confidence with Clinical Decision Making Scale (NASC-CDM)© adapted for use with AHP students.
*HEE and SWASFT are working with the University of Gloucester as part of the test bed site to see if it is a suitable tool for further roll out.
Participants will also be invited to attend a debriefing session to share the survey findings and work together to help to inform whether preceptorship package in SWASFT addresses anxiety and confidence needs.