Dr Tristan Henderson
Lecturer in Paramedic Science (Education)
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
- Ambulance service
- Emergency care
- Clinical skills
- Prehospital care
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I joined the ambulance service in 1997 working in a non-emergency role (Ambulance Care Assistant) at Liskeard ambulance station in Cornwall. In 1999 I completed my Ambulance Technician course and began my qualification year working on emergency ambulances in Exeter; this year saw a move back to Cornwall (Liskeard) where I qualified. Following a post qualification year I was successful in applying for a Paramedic position at Liskeard and underwent my Paramedic course in 2001.
Roles on external bodies
My primary teaching interest is patient care and clinical skills. I have run various modules relating to technical and non-technical skills, both of which are required to provide high quality prehospital care. I am also passionate about communication and this is something that here at Plymouth, we fully integrate into the programme.
Henderson, T., Endacott, R., Marsden, J. & Black, S. (2019) 'Examining the type and frequency of incidents attended by UK paramedics'. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 11 (9), pp. 396-402.
Henderson, T (2012) 'Influence of life experience on undergraduate paramedic students' placement. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 4 (10) 585-592
Henderson T. A retrospective review of incidents attended and skills used by UK Paramedics - 6th International Clinical Skills Conference – Prato, Italy, May 2015.
Henderson T, Endacott R, Marsden J, Black S (2018) A Comparison of actual and Self-perceived competence in paramedics during a structured clinical scenario (poster). College of Paramedics National Conference 2018 (accepted Feb 2018)
I work on an ad hoc basis for the Health and Care Professions Council as a registrant panel member in 'fitness to practise' cases and an education visitor, approving/reapproving paramedic programmes. In addition, I sit on the College of Paramedics, Educational Advisory Group. Two days I work clinically within general practice.