publication . Article . 2018

Driving me crazy: the effects of stress on the driving abilities of paramedic students

Trevor Hines Duncliffe; Brittany D'Angelo; Michael Brock; Cal Fraser; Nick Austin; Jake Lamarra; Matt Pusateri; Lauran Livingston; Alan M Batt;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2018 Journal: Irish Journal of Paramedicine, volume 3 (eissn: 2009-938X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Irish College of Paramedics
Abstract
<jats:p>&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Background&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Previous research has demonstrated that stress has a negative impact on the performance of paramedics while performing medical related tasks. Acute stress has also been shown to negatively impact the driving abilities of the general population increasing the number of critical driving errors performed. No literature was discovered that discussed the effects of stress on the driving abilities of paramedics.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Methods&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Paramedic students underwent a driving ability assessment in a driving simulator. We then exposed them to a stre...
Subjects
free text keywords: Stress management, Red light, Psychology, Stop sign, Driving assessment, Driving simulator, Acute stress, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Driving, Stress, Paramedic, Paramedic student, Driving Ability, Driving Performance, Medicine (General), R5-920
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