Identifying And Managing Patients Who Are Vulnerable Or At Risk Of Family Harm
Thursday 12 November 2020, 15:00 AEDT
Presented by Byron Williams and Celeita Williams
Paramedics are in a unique position where they are welcomed into people's homes in a time of crisis. This allows Paramedics to play an essential part in identifying and assisting people who are vulnerable,and at risk of harm.
Vulnerability can occur in many different forms, which can include but is not limited to family harm, violence, elder abuse, neglect and non accidental injury. The delivery of clear and concise education and the importance of factual documentation is necessary to enable the referral of vulnerable people to agencies that can assist. With this knowledge, the identification, assessment and care of people in the community who are vulnerable.
This presentation will focus on the role of the Paramedic to identify vulnerability including what to look for with your eyes wide open, the importance of documentation and referral of these patients.
Thursday 12 November 2020, 15:00 AEDT.
The webinar will be held online via Zoom.
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Byron is a Clinical Support Officer for St John, New Zealand. He has worked in the ambulance sector since 2008 and has a passion for education and ongoing improvement of clinical skills, including communication, crew resource management and holistic ethical management of high-risk vulnerable patients. He sits on the national vulnerable persons review group for St John, and has led a range of projects for ambulance clinicians, which integrate high quality holistic teaching into everyday practice.
Celeita Williams is an Intensive Care Paramedic and lecturer at AUT University in New Zealand. Celeita joined AUT in 2015 after 10 years working as a paramedic, where her focus was to safely treat patients at home and avoid emergency department attendance. Her passion is for paramedics to safely treat patients in the primary health care sector and keep patients safe and well in the community. Celeita is currently completing her Doctorate and is conducting a study investigating the impact urinary incontinence on falls, as seen by ambulance clinicians in the community.
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