Trauma on the Border 2022
As we continue to lead the way forward in the evolution of the paramedicine profession, Trauma on the Borders 2022 theme of "Driving professional change" showcases the latest developments in paramedic practice, current research, and a host of speakers and presentations catering to the priorities and needs of paramedics of all levels, from students to on-road paramedics, intensive and extended care paramedics, flight and mobile paramedics, paramedic educators and academics, and senior managers.
Calling all Paramedics…
We all know the case, “Haemorrhage/Laceration – Dangerous Location”, the ambulance responds lights and sirens with two paramedics arriving to find a minor injury which needed earlier clinical review, re-prioritisation or referral. The Queensland Ambulance Service is responding to this need with the newly established clinical hub. The clinical hub sees paramedics engage in a new area of practice, frontloading clinical care prior to paramedic arrival, providing secondary triage, health navigation and general problem solving , often via telehealth. Is the future of paramedicine behind the computer screen, rather than the windscreen?
Biography: Alex Thompson
Alex is the current QAS Director of Patient Safety & Quality. His portfolio oversees the provision of clinical care by paramedics, pharmacy, infection control, professional standards and aims to ameliorate patient outcomes and reduce patient harm. Alex has extensive clinical experience having worked as a paramedic for 15 years before transitioning into an executive role. Alex holds a Graduate Diploma of Intensive Care Paramedic Practice and a Master of Business Administration. He has recently accepted a Healthcare Improvement Fellowship with Clinical Excellence Queensland, commencing in early 2022.
Conference moderator: Tash Adams, Critical Care Paramedic - HARU Queensland Ambulance Service