The role of a paramedic – new roadside trauma response teams learn from combat medics

It’s no secret that Griffith University is a great place to study Paramedicine, and yet at the same time new recruits needs to be prepared for anything as the role of a paramedic rapidly evolves.

When it comes time to get your Bachelor in Paramedic Science degree, Griffith University on the Queensland Gold Coast  could be one to look at. For local residents, this university is an excellent choice.

As a Griffith paramedicine student, studying at the University, you’ll gain the clinical decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills that prepare you to work as a paramedic in a range of healthcare scenarios, with a focus on emergency medical response and retrieval.

Becoming a paramedic means you’ll also develop strong practical skills through clinical simulation delivered through Griffith’s extensive range of simulation facilities.

On the university web page there is also a good video about the role of a paramedic and how traditional response to emergencies are being replaced by new fast-response teams who are equipped to deal with anything – and we mean anything.

This new on-site, in-situ method of treating patients is nothing new, in fact these techniques have been learned from the experiences of front-line combat medics in hot-spots like Iraq and Afghanistan.

Watch this video as it offers a glimpse into what Emergency Response and Advanced Life Support paramedics can expect in the future. The role of the paramedic is changing due to the increasing load of patients that A&E units have to handle.

The new way of doing things is to bring A&E to the accident or trauma scene, complete with doctors and even surgeons – with live operations at the scene being carried out to save a patient’s life.

Watch the video in how the role of a paramedic is changing on the Griffith Uni website.

At Australian Paramedical College, our paramedical pathway courses can prepare you for entry into university to complete your Bachelor degree. We offer three in-depth courses the Certificate III in Non-Emergency Patient Transport, Certificate IV in Health Care, and the Diploma of Emergency Health Care.

Completing these courses can in some cases, shave of 50% of the time (and money) you could spend going to university full time, which can mean thousands of dollars in your pocket and the opportunity to earn a living working in the industry while you study.

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To discover how you can become a fully qualified Ambulance Paramedic or Basic/Advanced Life Support Medic, complete a personalised paramedical career development plan.