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National registration round up

Rapid Response will bring you monthly updates on the progress of national registration for paramedics. We want our members to have clear and regular information as the process towards implementation of national registration rolls out for the anticipated launch in late 2018. These updates will cover the progress in both Australia and New Zealand, as […]

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PA Board member awarded honorary doctorate

PA is proud to announce that our Board member and recently retired Treasurer, Michael (Mick) Davis AM ASM, has been awarded an Honorary Doctor degree from Central Queensland University.] It is thought this is the first time a paramedic in Australia has received this award. Central Queensland University Chancellor John Abbott, commented on Mick’s service […]

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Paramedics Australasia (NZ) and St John New Zealand sign MOU

Paramedics Australasia’s New Zealand Chapter is proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Paramedics Australasia (NZ) and St John New Zealand. The memorandum was signed between Paramedics Australasia’s New Zealand chairperson Sean Thompson and Dan Ohs, St John’s head of Clinical Practice and Planning. “It is exciting to have New Zealand’s […]

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Emergency Tasmania 2016 conference a huge success

ET 2016 was a fantastic event, with feedback from the over 120 attendees being extremely positive. A highlight of the conference for many was the mix of education lecture sessions, journal reviews, scenarios, practical skills and Q&A sessions, and inter-discipline networking. Presentations The presentations were relevant to all disciplines, and sessions were educational on evidence-based […]

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Online survey – What do Paramedics Understand about the Potential Impact of Hypothermia on Newborns in the out-of-hospital Environment

Leigh Parker, Lecturer in Paramedicine at the University of Tasmania is asking Paramedics to take an online survey as part of her Master of Leadership-Health and Human Services. This research project explores the question “What do Paramedics Understand about the Potential Impact of Hypothermia on Newborns in the out-of-hospital Environment”. This research project involves the completion […]

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NZ Paramedics can now pay PA membership fees by payroll deduction

Paramedics Australasia’s New Zealand chapter is pleased to announce that New Zealand paramedics can now pay their Paramedics Australasia membership fees by payroll deduction. Both St John New Zealand and Wellington Free Ambulance can deduct $3 per week or $6 per fortnight from staff members’ salaries. Simply complete your details on the form that is […]

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Invitation to participate in a research study from the University of Tasmania

Research study – Factors influencing paramedic decisions to transport Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest patients under CPR. You are invited to participate in a research study into the factors that influence paramedic decisions to transport Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) patients under CPR. This study is being conducted in partial fulfilment of an Honours […]

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