ACAP met with A/Prof Matt Hooper (Director MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval Unit of SA Health) on Wednesday 15 September 2010.

Represented by Ian Patrick (President), Richard Larsen (SA Director), and Ray Bange (Policy Consultant) the discussions covered the role of paramedics in interprofessional practice and emergency out of hospital medical services. The importance of enhanced awareness of EMS as an integral part of emergency healthcare was discussed in addition to other developing matters such a a national approach to patient safety and  quality framework for EMS and the registration of paramedics under an independent national regulatory  framework.