Event Medics are medics who attend a range of events, and are on-hand to provide medical assistance to members of the public, participants and staff of these events.
Providing much more than simply first aid, Event Medics are licensed to administer a broad spectrum of medications in the field, and are trained to manage a whole host of medical scenarios – from basic first aid to complex clinical interventions.
They often manage many medical conditions on-site, which reduces the number of people that have to be transported to hospital for medical attention.
Their role also helps reassure event spectators and participants just by being on-site; knowing that if necessary, there are qualified professionals on-hand to administer medical care and save lives.
Event Medics are regularly employed to work at a range of public events and settings where there may be significant crowds in attendance, including:
The duties of an Event Medic will vary depending on the event that is taking place, and the number of people attending. Anything can happen and you must be prepared to treat a wide range of injuries and illnesses.
Duties you may be required to undertake could include:
Australian Paramedical College students completed their Clinical Placement as Event Medics at the Gold Coast Turf Club for Melbourne Cup day 2020. Find out what the day involved.
Australian Paramedical College can give you the foundational knowledge and practical skills you need to become an adaptable Event Medic. We offer a range of flexible, online courses to help you succeed in the emergency care industry.
To be considered for employment as an Event Medic, you’ll need to hold at least a HLT41020 – Certificate IV in Health Care. However, the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care could give you a competitive advantage when applying for Event Medic roles.See all our courses