Mental Health and Wellbeing SIG member Dr Elizabeth Asbury leading IPAWs
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Mental Health and Wellbeing SIG member Dr Elizabeth Asbury leading IPAWs

PA’s Mental Health and Wellbeing SIG member, Dr Elizabeth Asbury, is leading IPAWS.  About IPAWS The International Paramedic Anxiety Wellbeing and Stress study is the first multi-centre, international study of paramedic mental health and wellbeing ever undertaken. IPAWS will follow paramedic students who graduate from tertiary education in the 2017-18 academic year for five years...

PANZ 2018 Scholarship Opportunities close Monday 9 July
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PANZ 2018 Scholarship Opportunities close Monday 9 July

Paramedics Australasia New Zealand is pleased to announce a number of 600NZD scholarships for both full and student members to attend the Paramedics Australasia International Conference 2018 on the Gold Coast (Queensland). Scholarships may also go towards undergraduate or postgraduate paramedicine paper costs. PAIC 2018 is an excellent opportunity to hear the latest clinical and...

Calling all NZ paramedics!
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Calling all NZ paramedics!

NEW ZEALAND: Paramedicine in New Zealand could soon be recognised as a registered profession, along with the title ‘paramedic’ being protected. We’re calling on all New Zealand ambulance staff to complete an online survey about your views on paramedic registration recommendations.The survey is to be completed in conjunction with our paramedics registration model Check out...

Registration now open for SPANZ 2018
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Registration now open for SPANZ 2018

Registration is now open for SPANZ 2018 – Going the Distance: Resilience in Medicine and Emergency Care. The 2018 conference will be held over 26–28 April at Porirua in Wellington. Presentations will cover personal and organisation resilience and include topics such as family violence, street drugs, and work wellness. For more information and to register for...

New Zealand Chapter Member Scholarships 2017–18
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New Zealand Chapter Member Scholarships 2017–18

Paramedics Australasia’s New Zealand Chapter is delighted to announce multiple scholarships of up to NZ$500 to our New Zealand members. Scholarships will be available to members for support in the following areas: To conduct research Attendance at a conference Postgraduate study Other areas demonstrating value to the individual and profession. Applicants will be judged anonymously...

Paramedics Australasia New Zealand survey document on Paramedic Registration submitted to Ministry of Health
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Paramedics Australasia New Zealand survey document on Paramedic Registration submitted to Ministry of Health

In May 2017, the New Zealand Ministry of Health (MoH) issued a consultation document and survey to 101 targeted stakeholders on Ambulance New Zealand’s proposal to regulate paramedics under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA). Paramedics Australasia – a key stakeholder – was included in the consultation. In response, PA’s New Zealand Paramedic Registration Working Group...