NSW Paramedics to Receive Increased Ambulance Coverage. NSW Paramedics to receive increased ambulance coverage after the announcement that there will be a 25% increase in ambulance coverage by mid July 2021, following a 3-year dispute over frequent ambulance shortages. “Once implemented, this will be the…
The inaugural Australian Paramedical College Open Day was on the 9th November 2019. This Open Day was designed to educate anyone interested in paramedical practices or to know what is involved in being a paramedic. This day was a great opportunity to experience student life,…
Danger is Part and Parcel of Becoming a Paramedic in NSW
No one could have guessed that one of the greatest threats involved in becoming a paramedic in NSW would come from the patients they are treating. An alarming new report has revealed that in 2014 alone there have been 35 reported attacks on 47 paramedics – most coming from their patients.
Every paramedic is aware of the many dangerous situations that they will inevitably find themselves in when attending to emergencies of all kinds. Paramedics are trained to respond with courage and compassion, even when there is a danger or risk associated with providing the medical care that their patients need. Many would say that personal risk and danger is part and parcel of becoming a paramedic in NSW.
Recent events, however, have raised the alarm within this highly respected emergency medical industry. Within the space of 24 hours 3 paramedics were allegedly assaulted while trying to carry out their duties.
It is no secret that there has been a growing interest in learning how to become a paramedic in NSW over the last few years. In a follow on to a previous article on How to Become a Paramedic in NSW: Influencing Factors Part 1, we are going to identify some of the determining reasons why the paramedic career is becoming so popular in NSW.
The NSW Ambulance Service is the third largest ambulance service in the world, and as a result, they are receiving hundreds of employment enquirers each year. Let’s take a look at some of the driving factors that are behind this trend and more reasons why so many people want to learn how to become a paramedic in NSW.