CCS 2023: Podcast recording (This Emergency Life – A Podcast)


Critical Care Summit 2023

A brand-new event on the College's conference calendar, Critical Care Summit 2023 was hosted in Tweed Heads in May 2023. The Summit aimed at providing a targeted education and engagement for critical care practitioners including paramedics, nurses and emergency and retrieval physicians.

Through two days of case-based learning, attendees experienced multi-faceted and interactive presentations centred around complex patient care.

Summit theme: Contemporary care through collaboration

Podcast recording (This Emergency Life – A Podcast)

Dr Cliff Connell in association with CENA presents a popular podcast, focussed on sharing knowledge and experience, and ensuring that the patient is at the centre of our clinical decisions. In this session, Cliff recorded his podcast live on stage, with some very special guests.

Podcast Host:

  • Dr Cliff Connell, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director, Graduate Research Monash Nursing and Midwifery. Research Fellow, Monash Health Emergency. Fellow of College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (FCENA)

Podcast Guests:

  • Hannah Latta, Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Wellington Free Ambulance and paramedic lecturer program lead, ultrasound, Auckland University of Technology.
  • Marty Nichols, Associate Director Clinical Practice, NSW Ambulance and Director, Australasian College of Paramedicine
  • Dr Ben Meadley, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Monash and Operational Improvement Lead (MICA) & senior Intensive Care Flight Paramedic (MICA), Ambulance Victoria


Dr Cliff Connell - With more than 30 years nursing experience, Dr Cliff Connell has spent the last 24 years as an emergency Nurse, emergency Clinical Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Consultant university lecturer and researcher. A Fellow of the College of Emergency Nursing Australasia, he is the Deputy Director of Graduate Research and Senior Lecturer in Emergency Nursing at Monash Nursing and Midwifery (MNM), a Monash Health Emergency research fellow and a Monash University, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Research Fellow. Cliff’s work is translational research which aims to improve the safety and quality of care provision and outcomes for emergency department (ED) patients. In his program of research, he leads several projects related to current physiological assessment practice in the ED, its association with patient and system outcomes and improving these outcomes using computational support for clinical decision support systems. Cliff is a member of the First2Act research development team, a core project researcher of the Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAMTM) and producer and presenter of the This Emergency Life Podcast

Hannah Latta - Hannah is a Critical Care Flight Paramedic working in Wellington and a postgraduate university lecturer at AUT University, New Zealand. Hannah has extensive experience in the ambulance and emergency care sector and is passionate about learning and continuing education to ensure that patients receive the highest standard of care. Hannah is currently completing her doctoral studies and is investigating how ultrasound can be integrated into the resuscitation of patients who are in cardiac arrest. Her research aims to identify very ‘low flow’ states associated with pseudo-pulseless electrical activity. Hannah is a mum to Sam and enjoys adventures exploring the outdoors in her spare time.

Marty Nichols - Paramedic Specialist with NSW Ambulance. Experience in a variety of clinical roles that include: Intensive Care Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, Special Operations, Rescue Paramedic and Flight Paramedic. Until 2021 worked as a Critical Care Paramedic Educator at the NSW Ambulance ACE Training Centre for five years. Now Associate Director of Clinical Practice. Devoted to furthering the paramedicine profession. This has led to roles on the colleges board of directors and as a member of the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee in Australia.

Dr Ben Meadley - Ben is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University in the Department of Paramedicine. Ben’s doctoral project investigated the physiological and metabolic health of paramedics, systems improvement and specialist paramedic task performance. Ben has more than 24 years’ experience, gaining expertise in prehospital critical care, paramedic education, paramedic health research, systems improvement and clinical guideline development. Ben currently works as the Operational Improvement Lead (MICA) and as a senior Intensive Care Flight Paramedic (MICA) at Ambulance Victoria, dividing his time between clinical, systems improvement and research roles

Prefer to listen to the podcast? Visit this link

Presented by Dr Cliff Connell, Hannah Latta, Marty Nichols & Dr Ben Meadley



73 minutes
6th Jul 2023
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