Feedback on proposed registration standards closes 8 February
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Feedback on proposed registration standards closes 8 February

The PBA has released consultation papers seeking feedback from stakeholders on the proposed registration standards for: English language skills criminal history professional indemnity insurance arrangements continuing professional development (and supporting guidelines) recency of practice. The Board is also consulting on a registration standard regarding grandparenting for paramedics who don’t have an approved or accepted qualification....

Restart a Heart Day – Monday 16 October
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Restart a Heart Day – Monday 16 October

Restart a Heart Day aims to raise awareness of the need for all people to learn CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators to save a life in the event of a cardiac arrest. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death, with an estimated 15,000 people suffering a cardiac arrest in Australia every...

International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine – Call for Presentation Proposals
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International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine – Call for Presentation Proposals

The 14th International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine (IRCP) will be held over October 15–17 and is co-located with the EMS World Expo conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Approximately 300 paramedic service administrators, chiefs, executive directors and others typically from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States are...

ASM recipients – 2017 Queens Birthday Honours
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ASM recipients – 2017 Queens Birthday Honours

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Ambulance Service Medal in the Queens Birthday 2017 Honours List: Queensland Colin Allen (Chair, PA Queensland Chapter) Catherine Dunstan Peter Fiechtner Robert Medlin. South Australia Maryanne Elsby David Long Gary Wyld. Australian Capital Territory Michael Abigail. For full details, visit https://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2017-honours-list  

PA past secretary Les Hotchin awarded OAM
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PA past secretary Les Hotchin awarded OAM

Past PA Secretary, Lesley (Les) Hotchin, has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Queens Birthday 2017 Honours List. Les was awarded the OAM for service to emergency response organisations and to the community. Les served as PA’s National Secretary from 2000 until 2014, and was awarded Life Membership in 2012. Les’ many achievements and...