This presentation is part of Trauma on the Border 2019
Synopsis: Paramedics often spend more time with dying patients, and the relatives of those patients, than most other health care professionals. The skills required to communicate well in this traumatic setting are usually learnt through osmosis and experience. This presentation will outline common themes and techniques utilised by experienced paramedics when communicating during and after resuscitation in the pre-hospital setting.
Biography: Christian Harch is a Critical Care Paramedic with around 15 years pre-hospital experience. He is passionate about paramedic education, health and communication. His online educational resource Paramedic Project focuses on the specific requirements of paramedics as students and health professionals. He is currently employed by the Queensland Ambulance Service in metropolitan Brisbane.
Christian Harch is a Critical Care Paramedic with around 15 years pre-hospital experience, currently employed by QAS.