Free textbooks… no really

SpringerOpen has released a number of textbooks of relevance to both Community Paramedics and folks responsible for Mobile Integrated Health programs.  Well worth taking a look at:

A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions
Editors: Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Stéphane Cullati, Amanda Sacker, David Blane

This open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course, including childhood, adulthood and later life. It provides findings that assess the role of biological and social transitions on health status over time.

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-20484-0#about

Handbook of Life Course Health Development
Editors: Neal Halfon, Christopher B. Forrest, Richard M. Lerner, Elaine M. Faustman

This handbook synthesizes and analyzes the growing knowledge base on life course health development (LCHD) from the prenatal period through emerging adulthood, with implications for clinical practice and public health. It presents LCHD as an innovative field with a sound theoretical framework for understanding wellness and disease from a lifespan perspective, replacing previous medical, biopsychosocial, and early genomic models of health.

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-47143-3#about

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science
Editors: Pieter Kubben, Michel Dumontier, Andre Dekker

This open access book comprehensively covers the fundamentals of clinical data science, focusing on data collection, modelling and clinical applications. Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science is an essential resource for healthcare professionals and IT consultants intending to develop and refine their skills in personalized medicine, using solutions based on large datasets from electronic health records or telemonitoring programmes. The book’s promise is “no math, no code”and will explain the topics in a style that is optimized for a healthcare audience.

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-99713-1#about

Multilevel Modelling for Public Health and Health Services Research
Authors: Alastair H. Leyland, Peter P. Groenewegen

This open access book is a practical introduction to multilevel modelling or multilevel analysis (MLA) – a statistical technique being increasingly used in public health and health services research. The authors begin with a compelling argument for the importance of researchers in these fields having an understanding of MLA to be able to judge not only the growing body of research that uses it, but also to recognise the limitations of research that did not use it.

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-34801-4#about

Coming soon!

Over the past decade a number of pioneers helped bring a need and an idea to reality. Today there are Community Paramedics and Mobile Integrated Health programs around the country and, contrary to popular opinion, there are far more similarities in both the people and the role than ever. It’s time to get these folks together more often, sharing the day to day stories of their practice, the lessons learned, roadblocks and ideas for the future, and build the relationships needed to advance the profession.

Join us soon as the journey begins – JNT

“There is an incredible toolbox that paramedics can bring to the bedside that doesn’t exist elsewhere in the community.”
– Mike Guttenberg, MD, from Northwell Health Center for Emergency Medical Services