**Presented by Associate Professor Stephen Gough ASM **
The paramedic profession has seen monumental change in practice over recent decades and now has a comprehensive set of skills and technologies to provide world class services to Australian communities. Regulation of paramedicine and the registration of paramedics will ensure that Australian communities can be confident that expected standards are being met by those practising as paramedic health care professionals. But what does it mean to be a health profession? What does it mean to be a paramedic health professional? What does it mean for me as a paramedic?
Chair Paramedicine Board of Australia Stephen is a career paramedic and senior executive who has worked in the ambulance and health sectors for almost four decades. He has worked in a number of ambulance services in Australia, from working in front-line roles, to holding a variety of senior positions in line operations, education, staff development, communications, strategy and other areas of corporate management. He holds a range of tertiary qualifications, professional fellowships and has been clinically credentialed at both advanced life support and intensive care levels. Stephen is currently the Assistant Commissioner, Capability and Development within the Queensland Ambulance Service and holds adjunct Associate Professor appointments at several Australian Universities. In his role as a health leader, he has a passion for the development of the paramedic profession and health service delivery models, innovation and change, particularly in the enhancement of the provision of health services to rural Australians.
This presentation was part of ANZCP2018 Sydney on 23rd & 24th August 2018.