Presented by Michael Stephenson Ambulance Victoria has been conducting clinical trials in the prehospital setting for more than 20 years. The ability to influence, validate and change clinical practice through research is well understood in medicine though this has not translated broadly to paramedicine. The professionalisation of ambulance practice and cross border collaboration opportunities present a rich opportunity for improving evidence led ambulance practice.
Mick Stephenson ASM has been an intensive care paramedic and senior manager at Ambulance Victoria for more than 20 years. He is currently the Executive Director of Emergency Operations where he has state wide responsibility for road and air service delivery. He has a keen interest in ambulance clinical research and has contributed to numerous peer review published papers. Mick holds an adjunct associate professorship at Monash University in the departments of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine and Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, is a member of the Australia-India Trauma System Collaboration and holds an adjunct role with the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre.