Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science Ambulance (HLT60307): Discontinued

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A career with an Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science Ambulance

This Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science Ambulance qualification was applicable to paramedics employed by both State Ambulance services and private emergency care services, equipping them to provide advanced emergency treatment and transport care.

Typically the Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science Ambulance qualification would be sufficient for progression into further careers as a Intensive Care (IC) Paramedic, Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) Paramedic and/or Search and Rescue Paramedic.

To provided a general overview of the career opportunities available for those who hold the essential qualifications, let’s take a more in-depth look into the common advanced care paramedic titles mentioned above.

Intensive Care (IC) or Mobile Intensive Care (MICA) Paramedics

These paramedics are called upon to perform extremely complex life-saving clinical procedures. They are considered by many to be the ‘Navy Seals’ of the paramedical industry. They possess a superior understanding in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. As a result, they are able to make difficult and complicated clinical decisions without needing to consult outside medical professionals.

Search and Rescue Paramedics

In addition training in a number of retrieval procedures including road crash rescue, vertical rescue, confined space and trench rescue – most Search and Rescue paramedics posses much of the same clinical paramedic training as IC and MICA paramedics. Search and Rescue paramedics work hand-in-hand with flight paramedics. These emergency medical services include the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard who conduct aerial rescues using helicopters or fix-wing aircraft.

The highest qualification obtainable in the pre-tertiary education system is the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care.

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