Presented by Nigel Barr Studies from North America, Europe and the UK have found that compliance with environmental hygiene guidance among emergency medical service workers was poor and which may have contributed to the transmission of healthcare-associated infections. The aim of this study was to explore the self-reported behaviours and perceptions of Australian paramedics in relation to their environmental hygiene practices in paramedic-led health care.
Qualifications BN, Grad Dip Advanced Clinical Nursing (ICU), Dip Health Science (Ambulance Officer), AdDip MICA Paramedic Studies, Grad Cert Professional Learning, PhD candidate
Nigel has been a paramedic since 1996 and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Nigel held the position of Program Leader for the Bachelor of Paramedic Science programme at USC from 2010 to 2014. Nigel has recently completed a PhD titled Challenges for infection prevention and control in paramedic-led healthcare: Self-reported behaviours and perceptions of Australian paramedics. Prior to his academic career, Nigel was a Senior Operations Officer (Clinical and Education Support) with Rural Ambulance Victoria. Nigel’s research interests are in infection control, and the teaching and learning of clinical science.