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May 23, 2017

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:


Meeting One:

Date:               Monday, 29 May 2017

Time:              18:30 Hours

Location:        AEA Office, 117-131 Capel Street North Melbourne


Meeting Two:

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 aeavic@unitedvoice.org.au by Thursday, 25 May 2017.

Paramedics who cannot attend may forward their interest to aeavic@unitedvoice.org.au or call (03) 9235 7665.

We will keep members informed of any progress of this review.

Steve McGhie
General Secretary