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PAIC 2016 conference wrap up

Auckland, New Zealand | 17–19 November Shaping the Future: Challenges, Changes and Opportunities PAIC 2016 was a resounding success, held at AUT City Centre, a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Auckland. A full pictorial review to showcase the conference will be published in the summer issue of RESPONSE magazine, which will be available mid […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Two new PA Special Interest Groups that need members

Being a part of a SIG or committee is the most powerful way you can make a difference to paramedicine and your particular interest and passion. Involvement is an extension of your commitment to your profession and provides invaluable personal career development through gaining skills and experience in working in committee structures, developing policies and […]

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