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Paramedic Registration in New Zealand: Where are we up to?

Paramedic Registration in New Zealand: Where are we up to? By Sean Thompson – Chair Paramedics Australasia (NZ) and member of New Zealand Paramedic Registration Working Group CAVEAT This article is based on formal and informal communications between the author, Paramedics Australasia’s New Zealand chapter, the New Zealand Paramedic Registration Working Group, Ambulance New Zealand, Health […]

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Call for papers – Mobile Cultures of Disaster Conference (Adelaide 2017)

‘Mobile Cultures of Disaster’ Conference 22-24 March 2017 University of South Australia Adelaide, Australia. According to a growing body of literature, the dangers and hazards that people around the world face in the 21st century are in many ways unparalleled. In order to confront these problems, there is a growing recognition that disasters and other […]

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‘5 minute Fridays’ a big success

‘5 minute Fridays’ is a new PAWA chapter continuing education project that aims to deliver evidence based education from both a pre-hospital and in-hospital perspective. These 5 minute videos, posted every Friday, will be presented by some of Perth’s most respected doctors, paramedics, and nurses. These speakers continue to advocate for best practice in the […]

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An evening visiting ambulance services around the globe

The PA Victoria Chapter hosted a great CPD event on Monday 22 August at Victoria University in Footscray. The event, with Alan Eade as the MC, greatly engaged the student sector. Sixty members shared the experiences of intrepid student paramedics and paramedics who worked in ambulance services across America, South Africa, Vanuatu, Israel and London. […]

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National registration of health practitioners in Australia

National registration of paramedics in Australia will take place in 2018. Let’s take a timely look at what national registration currently looks like in Australia. How many practitioners are registered in Australia?   Why national registration? The National Registration and Accreditation Scheme (NRAS) for health practitioners commenced on 1 July 2010. The aims of the […]

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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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