Monthly Archives: June 2014

So you think you can spot a STEMI?

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with ECGs.  I find them very interesting, but I despair of how poorly I learned how to read them in my early career (pattern recognition anyone?)  I therefore spend a lot of … Continue reading

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Exposé: Behind the Guidelines

If you’re a paramedic pretty much anywhere on this planet, you’ve almost certainly got a booklet/app/eight-volume encyclopedia that is you prehospital bible. These are your clinical practice guidelines, or whichever nice name your service gives them.  I’m very happy that … Continue reading

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Changes to the Mental Health Act, Victoria

As all Ambulance Victoria paramedics will be aware, the Mental Health Act governing our actions in relation to the care of patients with mental health issues, changes on the first of July this year.  Changing an Act of parliament, particularly … Continue reading

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