Code of Conduct
In carrying out their professional duties, members must be honest, sincere and trustworthy, acting in a manner that does not bring discredit to their profession.
Members must ensure their actions and treatment demonstrates respect for the client as a person and that care is provided at the highest professional standard.
Responsibility / Accountability
Members must remain personally responsible and accountable for the professional decisions they make.
Members shall maintain and improve the necessary skills and knowledge in their areas of professional practice. They shall further accept the responsibility to work as mentors for students in their areas of professional practice.
Consent for patient care
Wherever possible Members shall be committed to ensuring that they receive informed consent from their clients prior to instigating and providing treatment at the highest standard of contemporary care.
Members must maintain confidentiality of any information they obtain in the course of their work. They must not disclose any such information to a third party unless there is a legal or professional duty to do so.
Members shall promote, support, and where possible participate in research of pre-hospital care practices and ambulance service management and technical service support systems.
Members shall participate in the ethical review of their actions resulting from the provision of pre-hospital care and conduct in their professional role, whether that role is of a clinical, managerial, educational, or technical support system nature.