In October 2020, ACP was pleased to deliver our first fully online and interactive paramedic conference. The conference attracted over 1100 attendees, 60 speakers and 36 sessions.
Presented by: Julie Hughes, Ben Elliott and Dr Frances Williamson
This session will include a panel of two services and one research expert. The panel will be given a fictional case study prior to the conference and the two services will provide an outline of how they would manage the case based on protocols in the location they are working. The discussion will then add a research expert’s perspective on managing this type of incident and what the most current research is telling us about managing the patient in the pre-hospital environment.
Julie Hughes - Julie is a Critical Care Paramedic currently working in Brisbane’s High Acuity Response Unit and has recently completed her Masters in Traumatology. She joined the QAS in 2002 after a 10-year career as a radiographer at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Stationed in the Brisbane Metropolitan area she completed her Diploma in Prehospital Care and won the Outstanding Student of the Year 2004. She transferred to rural stations in 2006 before returning to Brisbane to complete the Intensive Care Paramedic program and was awarded 2008’s Intensive Care Paramedic Practice Award for the highest grade point average. She has since worked on the CCP pod, as a flight paramedic for Rescue 500 and regularly relieves as a Clinical Support Officer. In late 2013 she was appointed to the Brisbane High Acuity Response Unit. Julie has a special interest in the critically injured patient as well as prehospital ultrasound.
Ben Elliott - Critical care paramedic, clinical instructor, ProMedical Vanuatu
Dr Frances Williamson - Dr Williamson is an Emergency Physician who splits her time between the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Emergency Department and Trauma Services. She has been involved in pre-hospital care having worked with the Queensland Ambulance Service since 2010. Her particular educational and research interests include ultrasound training, chest wall trauma and systems improvement.