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.
Prof. Karen Smith, Director Centre for Research and Evaluation Ambulance Victoria
Dr. John Glasheen, Prehospital Registrar, Queensland Ambulance Service High Acuity Response Unit
Sonja Maria, Senior Lecturer in Paramedicine at Charles Sturt University
Paul Bailey, Medical Director, St John Ambulance WA
ACPIC20 panel discussion:
What are some of the barriers for the implementation of evidence into pre-hospital service guidelines?
Has there been any significant recent changes to practices that have resulted from paramedic led research?
Do you ever see a time where paramedics operate less from clinical practice guidelines and work independently following local work flows for particular patients (e.g. pPCI pathway)?
What advice would you provide to a paramedic who wants to be a champion of evidence based practice change?
Prof. Karen Smith - Prof Smith is the Director of the Centre for Research and Evaluation at Ambulance Victoria (AV). She is an epidemiologist with extensive experience in the analysis of patients accessing ambulance care and in the design and implementation of clinical trials. She holds Adjunct Professorial positions with the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the School of Primary Health Care, Monash University. Professor Smith has attracted over 26 million dollars in competitive grants and published over 250 papers. She is a Chief Investigator on two NHMRC funded Centres for Research Excellence (CRE)-the CRE in Prehospital Emergency Care established and the Australian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (AUS-ROC) CRE.
Dr. John Glasheen - John is an emergency doctor with extensive experience in prehospital & retrieval medicine in Australia and Ireland. He has a research background in emergency airway management and is interested in clinical governance and prehospital critical care education.