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...

SPA 2016 Conference declared a massive success!
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SPA 2016 Conference declared a massive success!

SPAIC2016 went off with a bang at Australian Catholic University North Sydney on the 30 September and 1 October. With hugely positive feedback coming back from the 200+ attendees, numerous speakers and the first ever SPAIC mascot – Kevin! Highlights on Day 1 of the conference included four hands-on, challenging workshops covering topics from airway...

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Male and female paramedics needed for survey – Beyond the Emergency: Addressing men’s mental health

Paramedics currently working in the field in Australia are invited to participate in a research study that aims to examine paramedics attitudes’, confidence, and experience of mental health presentations amongst males patients. The survey has been distributed through various ambulance services nationally so you may have already completed this survey.  However if you have not...