Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference (ROAR) 2021
The Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference is designed specifically for paramedics and allied health professionals working in rural, outback and remote locations.
Presentation: Preparing for the interfacility transfer
Rural and remote areas of Australia see protracted response times of additional clinical resources. This presentation will explore preparing patients for retrieval teams to reduce 'time on scene', through integrated health care, interdisciplinary teamwork and accessing your clinical network.
Activity: Should I stay or go?
A case-based discussion in medical presentations in a rural setting. Participants will discuss the pro and cons of transport or staying for retrieval services to arrive.
Biography: Matt Simpson
Paramedic Specialist Intensive and Extended Care. Matt has 21 years of experience in delivering care to regional, rural and remote communities. In being passionate about the capabilities of contemporary paramedicine, Matt promotes integrated models of care and equity in care for rural and remote communities. Supported by bachelor’s degrees in emergency management, clinical practice (Paramedic) and masters in community paramedicine, Matt is now exploring the lived experience of paramedics delivering mental health care as a PhD Candidate at Western Sydney University. Matthew is the Paramedic Lead for St John Ambulance NSW and senior literature reviewer for the Canadian Prehospital Evidenced Based Project. In his downtime, Matt likes to catch up with friends, cook and tend to his veggie patch.