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The ad we didn't want to make

The ad we didn't want to make | OHS for Paramedics we keep you safe, but are we? | Scoop.it
We hoped that Campbell Newman would listen to the thousands of people like you who took a stand and marched against cuts to frontline services. He hasn’t. So we made an ad - watch it now
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A great ad campaign showing the effects of job cuts with in our emergency services

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Never Forget

Never Forget | OHS for Paramedics we keep you safe, but are we? | Scoop.it
This was written by a paramedic of many years experience, he has asked it be shared. I hope he will not mind me reproducing it here Thursday 30th January 2014 marks twelve months since I shaved my ...
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With the amount of horrific images and scenes that paramedics get embedded in their memory over the course of there career is massive. Suicide amongst paramedics is higher then it should be. Awareness for fellow paramedics needs to be made.

 

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Tony Abbott: Tony Abbott: Please respect our sacrifice

Tony Abbott: Tony Abbott: Please respect our sacrifice | OHS for Paramedics we keep you safe, but are we? | Scoop.it
My name is Vanessa Harmer and I am a paramedic. And I’m really concerned about the new laws being introduced by Prime Minister Tony Abbott that will...
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The amount of sacrifices that our paramedics make from spending time and attending events with their family and friends is having an impact and now Mr Abbott wants to cut their wages. Our paramedics are losing time with their loved ones to help keep ours safe and alive and this is how the government wants to show their appreciation...

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CQUniversity Student Handbook

The handbook view of CQUniversity.
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The degree that I am currently completing hoping to be graduated by the end of 2015 to start my journey as a qualified paramedic before further returning to university to further my career as an intensive care paramedic. It is my goal to be at this stage in my career by 2020 before hoping to get into RACQ careflight rescue chopper service.

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CareFlight airlifts second Aussie Bush Rally crash victim - CareFlight Group Queensland

CareFlight airlifts second Aussie Bush Rally crash victim - CareFlight Group Queensland | OHS for Paramedics we keep you safe, but are we? | Scoop.it
RACQ care flight this is a well known respectable organization where Paramedics and Doctors work towards the rapid response to assist patients that need immediate transport or treatment. It is part of my goals and dreams to become part of this fantastic organization in my career as a paramedic. 9 March, 2014

RACQ CareFlight Rescue has airlifted a second person injured in the Aussie Bush Rally 2014 in the South Burnett region.

At around 8:30pm last (Saturday) night, the Sunshine Coast based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helic...
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RACQ care flight this is a well known respectable organization where Paramedics and Doctors work towards the rapid response to assist patients that need immediate transport or treatment. It is part of my goals and dreams to become part of this fantastic organization in my career as a paramedic.

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Recruits: Paramedics Series 1 Episode 2

A week out of college and the trainee paramedics work their first night shifts in the city. For country boy Dan it's a baptism of fire. On a rainy night, on ...
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Recruit Paramedics is a educational TV series for current student paramedics as it shows the situations that they may go threw in their future careers as paramedics. In this episode of recruit paramedics it shows the situation that paramedics are being put in everyday. From psychiatric patients to alcohol fueled brawls. The safety of our paramedics are is top priority and is being put to the test. 

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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“Paramedics see more trauma, death and tragedy than most front line soldiers”. This recent news article quote says it all. Paramedic levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are soaring. Int...
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With post traumatic stress disorder rising amongst paramedics the awareness and support needs to increase as well. With many paramedics reliving these cases over and over in their heads from the loss of a child to a traumatic car accident these images remain with the paramedics that fight to keep them alive yet cant.

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Support Aussie Paramedics

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Paramedics only want to one thing.....they want to help you in your time of need in a medical...
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A fantastic facebook page sharing the stories and situations of our paramedics and the support they need so dont forget to jump on and click like to show your support of our heroes

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Paramedics will get power to refuse to take people to hospital in a bid to crack down on ambulances being used as taxis

Paramedics will get power to refuse to take people to hospital in a bid to crack down on ambulances being used as taxis | OHS for Paramedics we keep you safe, but are we? | Scoop.it
PARAMEDICS will have the power to refuse to take people to hospital in a bid to crack down on ambulances being used as taxis.
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And about time for years the limited resources of our paramedics have been used on ridiculous cases where patients are not in need of emergency care and could quite easily have found there own way to the hospital or taken a bit of time out of their day to see their GP. If this gets approved the amount of time paramedics are wasting can be decreased greatly and their time can be given to patients that actually need the help

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CHOPPER PARAMEDICS - YouTube

Broadcast: 29 November 2009 on Today Tonight Unseen, Seven Network Australia Reporter / Producer / Camera / Sound: Tim Noonan Garth Thompson, Paul Kernick an...
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Showing the incredible jobs our chopper paramedics do. This report shows the importance of our chopper paramedics for people suffering from life threatening injuries and their quick response times. Many people rely on these paramedics who are risking their lives as they are winched from distances into tight spaces and in to dangerous areas to save the lives of our loved ones. Its paramedics like these that I personally look up to and hope to one day be working alongside.

 

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Assaults of NSW paramedics rising - Sky News Australia

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Assaults of NSW paramedics rising
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Three NSW paramedics have allegedly been assaulted in 24 hours, alarming the ambulance service, which says violence against staff is on the rise.
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Threatened, Spat on, Punched, this is just some of the treatment that paramedics are receiving from their patients when all their trying to do is help them. Many paramedics are assaulted during their career which is unacceptable. Assault on any body is unacceptable let alone someone who is trying to do their job and assist you at your time of need.

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Clubs join campaign to protect paramedics - ABC Online

Clubs join campaign to protect paramedics - ABC Online | OHS for Paramedics we keep you safe, but are we? | Scoop.it
Clubs join campaign to protect paramedics
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Clubs NSW regional councillor, John Chin says clubs can play a role in getting the message across that violence against paramedics is not ok, but denies alcohol is a major factor in the problem.
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The safety of our paramedics is of great importance. About 134 paramedics were assaulted while on the job last year yet there is still not enough awareness out there for the support of the heroes that risk their lives to save yours. 

 

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