Presented by Michelle Murphy Presentation Synopsis: The aim of this study was to compare Victorian paramedic performance following two different styles of training and education on resuscitation practice in the field. This retrospective comparison highlights the importance and effectiveness of operational clinical leaders and the impact their participation in education and training has on paramedics’ behaviour, performance and patient care.
Bio: Michelle Murphy is an Intensive Care Paramedic and Clinical Support Officer with Ambulance Victoria. She is passionate about pre-hospital care delivery and involves herself with the training & education of paramedics, fire personnel and life savers. Michelle is currently on the Board for the Australian Resuscitation Council Victorian Branch and Life Saving Victoria.
In late 2015 Michelle was awarded an ‘Emergency Service Foundation Scholarship’ which took her to the US to observe the pre hospital management of OHCA and since returning has assisted develop OHCA packages targeting key opportunities within AV to improve survival from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Michelle hopes to continue with research into this area looking at optimal ways to train to ensure knowledge retention and skill maintenance over time.