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Wednesday in hospital fatal mistake | Medical Error Action Group

Wednesday in hospital fatal mistake | Medical Error Action Group | OHS 11026 Quest to Becoming a Paramedic | Scoop.it
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Occupational Health and Safety guidlines and regulations are not only in place to protect employees, but also customers, visitors and patients.  

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A bloody mess at the Red Cross | Medical Error Action Group

A bloody mess at the Red Cross | Medical Error Action Group | OHS 11026 Quest to Becoming a Paramedic | Scoop.it
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Despite its ability to save lives, blood donations are also capable of taking them.  Although recent testing protocols have severely decreased the prevalence of contracting a transfusion-transmissible infection, especially in Australia, there is still a residual risk. 

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'To bite the hand that feeds you', especially after requesting the assistance in the first place seems completely unreasonable.  Assaults and violent behaviour targeted towards paramedics appear to be on the rise.

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Students Who Are More Physically Fit Perform Better Academically

Students Who Are More Physically Fit Perform Better Academically | OHS 11026 Quest to Becoming a Paramedic | Scoop.it
Middle school students who are more physically fit make better grades and outperform their classmates on standardized tests, according to a newly published study from a professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Brains vs. Brawn?  Why not both? It seems people are finally realising there are multiple 'types' of strengths.

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Paramedics demand apology from Simon Ramsay

Paramedics demand apology from Simon Ramsay | OHS 11026 Quest to Becoming a Paramedic | Scoop.it
THE official opening of Simon Ramsay’s Dana Street office was a noisy event yesterday.
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Are paramedic roles in our communities under appreciated? Try comparing the salary of a football player and a university graduate paramedic. What about their contribution to society? Food for thought.

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Paramedic assaulted in CBD attack

Paramedic assaulted in CBD attack | OHS 11026 Quest to Becoming a Paramedic | Scoop.it
A SENIOR paramedic has revealed an alarming trend which, he says, is increasing in the Port Macquarie region.
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Drug and Alcohol fuelled violence on the rise. To attack those who mean no harm, whether under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not acceptable. A zero tolerance stance should be employed to protect all members of the community especially those on the front line in our emergency services.

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Paramedic talks about Ice

Ice -- or methamphetamines -- is having ravaging impact on the Shepparton community As part of an in-depth investigation into the use of methamphetamines in ...
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An eye opening update from someone who has seen it all before.  Mass education programs about the repercussions of methamphetamine use should definitely be supported.

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