The growth of paramedic roles and the urgent need for national standards ross

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The growth of paramedic roles and the urgent need for national standards ross

  1. 1. Paramedic Roles and Career  development – The remote industrial paramedic Dr James Ross Medical Director
  2. 2. ‘Traditional’ Paramedic
  3. 3. • Diversion programs to reduce hospital demand • Sheffield, Oxford UK • Adelaide, Wellington • Triage system to identify potential callers for  ECP • Responds with a non‐patient transport vehicle • Determines if needs – Transfer to A&E – Referral to GP – Referral to other health services – Advice and follow up Extended Care Paramedic
  4. 4. Remote Industrial paramedic?  Paramedic, preferably Intensive Care  Operates   Remotely  Substantially independently  On industrial sites or for  commercial clients  Extended scope of practice
  5. 5. Extended Scope of Duties  Manage health facility  Procurement  Client interface  Basic primary care  Occupational health and safety  Incident investigation  Training  Return to work coordination  Emergency response coordination  Emergency health care
  6. 6.  Not registered  No minimum standards regulated  Many with no tertiary qualifications  Anyone can claim to be a paramedic  Standards set by employer  No acceptance as yet for registration   Move by ACAP to get registration,  perhaps in 2014  Based on the old paradigm of  ambulance based practice Paramedic
  7. 7. Aspen Paramedic  Advanced paramedic  Intensive Care Paramedic  AME paramedic  Adoption of the Ambulance Victoria CPGs  Assessment of paramedics against the CPGs  Where outside scope of practice, and  where controlled drugs to be  administered, must only function under  the direction of a medical practitioner Clinical scope of practice
  8. 8. Career Progression  Cert IV in workplace training and assessment  Accident investigation/root cause analysis  Occupational health and safety  Presentation skills  Management skills
  9. 9. Career Progression  MIMMS  BOSIET and HUET  Graduate Certificate / Diploma in Emergency  Health (Emergency preparedness and  disaster health stream)  Aeromedical Evacuation  Graduate Certificate in Remote Industrial  Health
  10. 10. Skills maintenance  Attachments to ambulance service  Refresher courses  Sessions in hospital  Assessments
  11. 11. New Course Graduate Certificate in  Remote Industrial Health  Delivered online  Commencing in Semester 1 2011  Targeting medics and nurses
  12. 12. Subjects Core Subjects  Clinical aspects of remote work  Administrative aspects of remote work
  13. 13. Subjects Elective Subjects Community and Public Health Nutrition Health Communication Contemporary Health Development Multiple Perspectives in Healthcare Program Planning and Evaluation   Public Relations Strategy Mental Health Assessment and Intervention Pathophysiology of Critical Illness  Managing Change and Innovation
  14. 14. For more information and to  register your interest in the course visit:  aspenmedical.com.au/gcrih

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