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…
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.
Can paramedic training cross state boundaries? It is vital to consider your paramedic training rights when applying for an interstate job.
Discover the provisions within state ambulance services that recognise previous paramedic training and experience.
Can My Paramedic Training Enable Me to Work Across State Boundaries?
One of the current challenges within the paramedic training industry is the ambiguity that exists when it comes to working across state boundaries. As it stands, each state ambulance service has its own accreditation and paramedic training requirements in order to be a fully licenced and qualified paramedic.
At the surface level, this can become disheartening to those that have invested a lot of time and money into paramedic training only to find out that their highly skilled experience and paramedic qualifications may not be enough to get them a job. However, is this actually the case? Is it possible that your paramedic training can cross state boundaries?
Below you will find the answers to this and other unique paramedic training dilemmas and the keys to successfully navigating yourself around these “seeming” restrictions.