Prescribing Paramedic Practitioner Forum
Over the last twenty years, the paramedic profession has made significant progress in education, qualifications and practice. In the early 2000s Victoria introduced the concept of a Paramedic Community Support Coordinator (PCSC) whose function was to work within the overall health system to deliver preventative and public health initiatives to rural communities, while supporting ambulance response.
Ambulance Victoria over the next two years will appoint a further fifteen PCSCs to support rural communities across the state. The AEAV has agreed to this expansion on the basis that the PCSCs transition to paramedic practitioner roles.
A prescribing paramedic practitioner (PPP) model may permit independent practice within a multidiscipline framework with the medical profession. It is proposed that PPPs would be able to prescribe medication, order and interpret tests (pathology/imagining) and provide or delegate patient management in a range of clinical settings.
The AEAV wants to develop a Forum of expert/interested paramedics to advise the executive, State Council, Government and others on Prescribing Paramedic Practitioners.
Meetings have been arranged for the following dates:
Date: Monday, 29 May 2017
Time: 18:30 Hours
Location: AEA Office, 117-131 Capel Street North Melbourne
Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Time: 13:00 Hours
Location: Bendigo Regional Office, 105-125 Holdsworth Road Bendigo
Both meetings will be streamed live via the AEAV Facebook page.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by Thursday, 25 May 2017.
Paramedics who cannot attend may forward their interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (03) 9235 7665.
We will keep members informed of any progress of this review.