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.
Presented by: Ben Meadley
As part of a world-first investigation, we aimed to develop a standardised, feasible and cost-effective method to longitudinally monitor paramedic cardiovascular health and physical activity levels. In this presentation Ben discusses the logistical and operational challenges associated with continuously monitoring paramedic health, and suggests strategies that ambulance services can implement to care for their most important asset - their staff.
Ben Meadley is an Adjunct Lecturer and PhD scholar at Monash University in the Department of Paramedicine. Ben's doctoral project is investigating the physiological and metabolic health of paramedics, as well as specialist paramedic task performance. With a background in exercise science and paramedicine, Ben has combined these passions to improve the health and wellbeing of paramedics as well as the clinical care they deliver. Ben is a founding member and researcher at the Monash University Paramedic Health and Wellbeing Research Unit. Ben has more than 22 years industry experience, gaining expertise in prehospital critical care, paramedic education, paramedic health and wellbeing research, physical employment standards and clinical guideline development. Ben is a senior Intensive Care (MICA) Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria, and he divides his time between clinical, teaching and research roles.