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Paramedics : OSH Answers

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What does a paramedic do? What are some health and safety issues for paramedics? What are some preventive measures for a paramedic?

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Emma Townsend's curator insight, March 12, 2014 7:18 PM

This article outlines health and safety issues and preventions for Paramedics.

 

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Paramedics furious over life-threatening rosters | The Area News

Paramedics furious over life-threatening rosters | The Area News | Paramedical OHS | Scoop.it
LOCAL paramedics are threatening industrial action for the first time in 30 years, saying a new roster system which could force them to work up to 160 hours per week will put lives in danger. ...

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Chris Hoffman's curator insight, March 11, 2014 11:15 AM

Dangers in the workplace are not always physically seen and workplace fatigue can be fatal. As a shift worker for the past 13yrs, I can understand the need pace yourself and not just look at the extra $$$! Each person should be responsible for their own fatigue level in addition to that care extended by the employer to prevent injury and burnout.

Nick Holden's curator insight, June 3, 2014 8:50 PM

Recently Queensland has begun to see the effects of very similar rostering outcomes! Politics gets in the way of safety to both paramedic and patient, this week, 1st week of June 2014, Queensland ambulance service has increased its establishment slightly to begin to account for the rise in workload.

 

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Paramedic Care I Workforce safety and Wellness

Delmar: Foundations of Paramedic Care Vol 1 ch 3.
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Ambulance paramedics 'punched, spat on' - Illawarra Mercury

Ambulance paramedics 'punched, spat on' - Illawarra Mercury | Paramedical OHS | Scoop.it
Ambulance paramedics 'punched, spat on'
Illawarra Mercury
... punching bags after a series of assaults on ambulance crews.

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Chris Hoffman's curator insight, March 6, 2014 2:00 AM

A daily risk is exposure to disease and violence and paramedics can do little to eliminate it completely but there are ways of minimizing the occurrence.