The feasibility and utility of using coded ambulance records for a violence surveillance system: a novel pilot study
The primary aim of this study was to pilot the use of coded ambulance clinical records for violence surveillance at the population level, similarly to work done in an established surveillance system of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and mental health-related harms.
Data on the paramedic workforce for this fact sheet has been taken from the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Paramedicine Board statistics, while the jurisdictional ambulance services data has been derived from the Report on Government Services (ROGS).
This research identified that acute male mental health presentations to ambulance services are both frequent and complex, with paramedics feeling that they are poorly equipped to respond effectively.
This 'Answering the call’ detailed report was developed as part of Beyond Blue’s national mental health and wellbeing study of police and emergency services.
This report into the mental health and wellbeing of police and emergency services reflects the voices and experiences of 21,014 serving and former employees and volunteers from police, fire, ambulance and state emergency services agencies. The response rate signals that mental health and wellbeing are...
Operation Tone: special report concerning drug use and associated corrupt conduct involving Ambulance Victoria paramedics
This report concerns an investigation into allegations that Ambulance Victoria (AV) paramedics engaged in serious corrupt conduct, namely the theft, trafﬁcking and use of drugs of dependence, and misappropriation of AV equipment.
This study used the Job Demands–Resources (JD-R) model, developed in the context of occupational well-being in the paid workforce, to examine the antecedents of burnout and connectedness in the formal volunteer rural ambulance officer vocation (N = 487). Structural equation modeling using self-reports provide strong...
New research has revealed ice-related ambulance attendances in Victoria continue to rise. Summary According to Turning Point’s latest Alcohol and Drug-Related Ambulance Attendances Report (0), regional Victoria continues to increase at a rate higher that metropolitan Melbourne. In regional Victoria, there has been a 27...
Non-emergency health transport makes a significant difference to the lives of people living with cancer or undergoing treatment for chronic kidney disease in NSW. For many of these people it is a lifeline, reducing the burden of travel and improving access to healthcare services.