Whilst the news and figures surrounding harm against Paramedics in the last year has raised a few eybrows, employees working on the front line can rest easy knowing that Ambulance Services are doing everything they can to help protect their Paramedics from harm.
One initiative currently being trialed in Victoria are high tech body cameras which will help protect Paramedics whilst responding to life threatening emergencies.
Ambulance Victoria will deploy these cameras to high risk areas and evaluate their effectiveness in protecting Paramedics and reducing the incidences of aggression.
This piece of cutting edge equipment will only record incidences where paramedics are in danger, rather than recording all emergency cases.
Jill Hennessy, Minister for Ambulance Services, believes these cameras will help curb this violence and protect our paramedics.
“Threats, abuse and threatening situations against our dedicated paramedics is unacceptable. Sadly, more and more paramedics are confronted while they are doing their job saving lives,” she said.
“Paramedics care for us at our most vulnerable. They deserve respect and deserve to feel safe at work – that’s why we’re trialing high tech body cameras to put their safety first.”
The Australian Paramedical College is the largest pre-hospital health-care training provider in Australia.
Our nationally recognised Paramedic training programs provide a flexible and affordable pathway to employment in the private sector or as a stepping stone to university.
We offer everyone the opportunity to become a medic in the private sector or to gain the qualifications to apply to university. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to chase their goals to work as a Paramedic.
We live in an era where anything is possible when you put your mind to it. With advances in technology and learning methodologies, there is no reason why you can not follow your dreams and become a person who can save lives and contribute to the well-being of the community.