TGA recalls EpiPen adrenaline auto-injector
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TGA recalls EpiPen adrenaline auto-injector

The TGA has recalled four batches of EpiPen 300 microgram adrenaline injection syringe auto-injectors as they may contain a defective part that could result in the auto-injector failing to activate or a need to apply more force than normal to activate. For more information, including affected batch numbers, visit http://www.tga.gov.au/alert/epipen-300-microgram-adrenaline-injection-syringe-auto-injector

Paramedic Education Symposium
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Paramedic Education Symposium

Calling all paramedic educators The inaugural Paramedic Education Symposium will be held on 13 July 2017 at the University of the Sunshine Coast. The symposium will provide an opportunity for paramedic educators to share best practices and discuss paramedic education and research. Paramedic Educators Symposium      

COAG Health Council draft Amendment Bill
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COAG Health Council draft Amendment Bill

The following documents are now available. Members are encouraged to read the documents and provide input to the PA National Registration Working Group: Summary of the draft Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Amendment Law 2017. Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Amendment Law 2017 Frequently asked questions. Summary of HPRNL Amendment Law_FINAL FAQs – HPRNL Amendment Law – 2...

PA to review key reforms on the national regulation of paramedics
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PA to review key reforms on the national regulation of paramedics

PA’s National Registration Working Group will review key reforms on the national regulation of paramedics PA’s National Registration Working Group (NRWG), led by Peter Jurkovsky, is meeting this week to prepare a response to the COAG Health Council’s (Council of Australian Governments) draft Bill for the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Amendment Law 2017 released at a Victorian...

Who are the paramedicine researchers in Australia and New Zealand?
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Who are the paramedicine researchers in Australia and New Zealand?

With a relatively high number of PhD qualified paramedicine researchers, the research capacity of paramedicine in Australia and New Zealand is growing, with many paramedics having completed or undertaking graduate research studies. However, we know little about who they are, their motivations or aspirations. Professor Peter O’Meara and a research team of fellow PA members...

Paramedic Research – Are you a paramedic or intensive care paramedic in New Zealand?
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Paramedic Research – Are you a paramedic or intensive care paramedic in New Zealand?

Paramedic research What are the perspectives and experiences of paramedics who have accessed employer provided counselling? Are you a paramedic or intensive care paramedic? Have you accessed counselling through your EAP? We want you!… …. The emotional toll of paramedic work not only has implications on the paramedic’s wellbeing but also their work performance. It...

Doctor of the University Mick Davis – a role model for generations of paramedics
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Doctor of the University Mick Davis – a role model for generations of paramedics

Doctor of the University Mick Davis – a role model for generations of paramedics At the Central Queensland University (CQUniversity) graduation ceremony held in Brisbane on 16 December, Mick Davis was conferred an Honorary degree of Doctor of the University. We believe Mick is the first Australian paramedic to receive this honour. The award is conferred...

Regulation and registration of New Zealand paramedics approaches
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Regulation and registration of New Zealand paramedics approaches

By Sean Thompson Caveat The author, Paramedics Australasia’s New Zealand Chapter, and the New Zealand Paramedic Registration Working Group have met with various participants and authorities on the issue of paramedic registration and regulation. This article is based on formal and informal communications and is correct to our best knowledge at the time of writing...

Paramedic registration – now the real work begins!
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Paramedic registration – now the real work begins!

The first point to remember on the road to registration – the guiding principle around health practitioner registration and regulation is that the law is enacted to protect the public. As PA reported to members earlier in the month, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council met on 7 October where Australian state and territory...