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Electric air ambulance unveiled

30 November, 2020

AMSL Aero and aeromedical organisation CareFlight have launched Vertiia — an efficient electric air ambulance built to tackle rural and regional healthcare inequality and save more lives.

School poisoning incidence calls for improved safety

09 November, 2020

Child and adolescent exposure to poisoning while at school is relatively common and appears to be increasing, according to research from the University of Sydney.

A Day in the Life of a Sydney paramedic

29 October, 2020

It is sometimes said that paramedics see more trauma in one shift than most people see in a lifetime. We ride along with Steve Perryman for the day.

Why do some people develop life-threatening COVID-19?

30 September, 2020

More than 10% of healthy people who develop severe COVID-19 produce misguided antibodies that attack the patient's own immune system.

Stroke numbers head south

21 July, 2020

A report published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals that more Australians are surviving stroke.

Serious assault injures paramedic

12 June, 2020

A paramedic has been taken to hospital suffering severe pain and a partially dislocated shoulder after being assaulted while attempting to treat a patient.

Reducing the burden of sepsis

23 April, 2020 by Dr Brett Abbenbroek* and Associate Professor Luregn Schlapbach**

The Australian Sepsis Network is on a mission to facilitate a coordinated national approach to tackling sepsis in Australia.

Red Cross at the fires' front line

19 April, 2020 by Amanda Lamont

I am a volunteer with the Australian Red Cross, a volunteer firefighter and co-founder of the Australasian Women in Emergencies Network...

Paramedics association warns of plans to deploy students

31 March, 2020

NSW Ambulance has announced a plan to temporarily introduce paramedic students to out-of-hospital emergencies, raising concerns from the NSW Australian Paramedics Association.

Raising awareness of seizure-related injuries

30 March, 2020

One in 10 of the 250,000 Australians living with epilepsy experience a seizure-related injury each year, many of which can be life-threatening.

Australian ICUs will be at overcapacity by 5 April, says modelling study

30 March, 2020

Modelling published by the Medical Journal of Australia suggests that Australian hospitals do not currently have the capacity to accommodate possible demand.

Doctors and nurses called to arms

23 March, 2020

Medical recruitment companies MedWorld and MedRecruit have joined forces to launch a campaign to help find the workforce needed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Fever clinics' are opening in Australia for people who think they're infected with the coronavirus. Why?

09 March, 2020 by Gerard Fitzgerald, Queensland University of Technology

So what are these clinics? And why are people being advised to use them rather than seeing their GP or going straight to the emergency department?

NSW sepsis pathway outperforms international model

14 February, 2020

The NSW model is more likely to trigger a warning of patient deterioration from sepsis than the internationally recommended model.

Too long to treat rural stroke victims

13 January, 2020

A Monash Health study investigating inequalities in acute stroke care found Australians in rural areas are not receiving the same timely care as those in cities.

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