Australasian College of Paramedicine

Australasian College of Paramedicine makes case for multi-disciplinary care

Despite being seen primarily as emergency responders, paramedics have long been providing care in the primary care space. As such, their increased involvement in primary and urgent care is a natural progression that can lead to improved health outcomes for communities. Urgent care clinics, which treat non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses, have been a recent introduction. However, when these clinics were initially proposed, paramedics were left out of the opportunity, despite being experts in urgent, acute, unplanned, and unscheduled care. They work in these types of situations every day in the ambulance service and should be utilised in these clinics to improve patient outcomes. Working as part of multidisciplinary teams with doctors and nurses can further enhance the outcomes for local communities.

Australasian College of Paramedicine

The Australasian College of Paramedicine (the College) is the peak professional body representing and supporting paramedics across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand through knowledge, events, research, advocacy and much more.

The College is future-focused and advocates for the broader integration and utilisation of paramedicine across our health systems and the adoption of sustainable innovative models of paramedic practice to deliver holistic, person-centred care and improved health outcomes for communities throughout Australasia.


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