PARA Res Sym - preferred design (1)

The Paramedicine Research Symposium is a partnership between Monash University Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, and the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine

The Paramedicine Research Symposium aims to support the generation and dissemination of research in paramedicine, emergency health and primary health care, to reflect the expanding scope of paramedic practice. This event will bring together academics, clinicians and students with an interest in the development of discipline-specific knowledge through rigorous scientific enquiry that is required to support practice. The forum strongly supports novice researchers, or those with an interest in research as a career pathway through the integration of research training sessions within the symposium, and provides opportunities to develop research support networks, which should include opportunities for national and international collaboration.

Paramedicine Research Symposium

Theme: Creating knowledge through collaboration

Date: Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July 2018

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Venue: Monash University - Peninsula Campus, Frankston

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Ready to join us for the Paramedicine Research Symposium?

Thursday 5th July: Research Training

Keynote presentation: Dr Hugh Kearns

Why does paramedicine need to value research and nurture researchers?

Delegates can undertake either:

STREAM 1: One day “hands on” research project: How to take a research question and produce an answer. A group project designed to highlight the need to generate data to answer a research question. Each group limited to 8 people.

Stream 1 is FULLY Subscribed - anyone registering now will automatically be placed in stream 2.

OR

STREAM 2: Hugh Kearns workshops

  • Workshop 1 - Time for Research – balancing clinical and research roles
  • Workshop 2 - Turbocharge Your Writing – how to set yourself up in the confronting world of academic writing

Friday 6th July: Research Symposium

Keynote Presentation: Dr Judy Lowthian

Research, Paramedicine, Emergency Health, Community Health & Older People

Oral presentations:

Session 1: The paramedic profession

  • David Page - The expected competency profile of entry-level paramedics: A scoping review
  • Scott Devenish - Experiences in Becoming a Paramedic: The transition from university student to practising paramedic.
  • Simon Sawyer - "A new scale to measure healthcare practitioner readiness to encoutner partner abuse patients"
  • Alan Batt - "The future of Australian Ambulance Services Workforce: Five Year review of an Australian University’s Paramedic Science graduate demographics."
  • Talal AlShammari - The "Saudi ParamEdic Competency Scale" (SPECS): a national study

Session 2: Decision making or dealing with trauma in paramedicine

  • Curtis Northcott - Sepsis the silent killer – one that goes unidentified in the prehospital setting
  • Toby Keene - "How do paramedics make a diagnosis? Exploring fast vs slow paramedic decision-making"
  • Eva Rosenbaum - Ambulance management of patients with penetrating truncal trauma and hypotension in Melbourne, Australia
  • Paul Gowens - How to implement live video recording in the clinical environment: A practical guide for clinical services
  • Nathan Stam - Opportunities and pathways for intervention by paramedics to reduce heroin-related deaths.

Session 3: The health and wellbeing of our paramedics

  • Alan Batt - The effects of stress on the driving abilities of paramedic students: a before-and-after study.
  • Ben Meadley - Defining the task: A systematic approach to developing physical employment standards in Helicopter Emergency Medical Services.
  • Lyle Brewster - Paramedic experiences working with people who have mental illness: A qualitative inquiry
  • Michael Georgopoulous - Impact of acute fatigue induced by sustained wakefulness on cognitive performance.
  • Ari Peach - Paramedic experiences of using counselling: an interpretive descriptive study.

Session 4: Early interventions and Measurement

  • Paul Gowens - Early intervention and response to deranged physiological parameters in the critically ill patient improves outcomes.
  • Haruka Shojima-Perera - Venous versus capillary blood glucose measurement using a capillary-based glucometer: a prospective experimental study.
  • Jeremy Abetz  - "Can paramedics triage patients and predict clinical course or disposition upon arrival in ED? A systematic review"
  • Takahiro Hara – Epidemiology of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) in Developing and Developed Countries of Asia
  • Ahmad Alrawashdeh - "Emergency medical service delays in contemporary ST-elevation myocardial infarction systems-of-care: a systematic review and meta-analyses"

Session 5: Training future paramedics through clinical placement

  • Peter Lucas - Paramedic clinical placements in residential aged care facilities - learning and research opportunities
  • David Page - Paramedic Student Experiences During Clinical Placements
  • John Latham - "Investigating Tertiary Paramedicine Student Preparedness for Clinical Placement: A Pilot Study"

Session 6: The role of medication/drug use in prehospital setting

  • Kate Cantwell  - Thunderstorm Asthma and the use of adrenaline
  • Dale Oldis - "The safety of Midazolam in the pre-hospital setting: A comparison of weight based vs fixed intramuscular doses in the adult population."
  • Saeed Alqahtani - The incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest precipitated by suspected drug overdose: a systematic review and meta-analysis

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

THURSDAY 5TH JULY
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TimeSession
8.30amRegistration Opens
9.00amWelcome
9.10amWhy does paramedicine need to value research and nurture researchers
Guest Speaker Hugh Kearns
10.00amMorning Break and Networking
STREAM 1STREAM 2
10.30am to 12.30pm“Hands on research” -
How to answer a research question

Time for Research – balancing clinical and research roles
Hugh Kearns
12.30pmLunch and Networking
1.30pm to 3.30pm“Hands on research” -
How to answer a research question

(continued)
Turbocharge Your Writing – how to set yourself up in the confronting world of academic writing
Hugh Kearns
3.30pmAfternoon Break and Networking
4.00pmHow to manage your project to publication
4.45pmSummary and closing remarks
5.00pmClose

FRIDAY 6TH JULY
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TimeSession
8.30amRegistration Opens
9amWelcome
9.20amResearch, Paramedicine, Emergency Health, Community Health & Older People
Guest Speaker Judy Lowthian
10.20amMorning Break and Networking
Concurrent sessions
10.50am to 12.05pmSession 1: The paramedic profession
5 presentations
Session 2: Decision making or dealing with trauma in paramedicine
5 presentations
12.05pmLunch and Poster Presentations
1.00pmEMS World collaboration
David Page
1.20pm to 2.35pmSession 3: The health and wellbeing of our paramedics
5 presentations
Session 4: Early interventions and Measurement
5 presentations
2.35pmAfternoon Break and Networking
3.10pm to 3.55pmSession 5: Training future paramedics through clinical placement
3 presentations
Session 6: The role of medication/drug use in prehospital setting
3 presentations
4.00pmResearch Presentations from “Hands on Research” (Thursday)
4.45pmClosing remarks
5.00pmClose

Time for Research

Balancing Clinical and Research Roles

Dr Hugh Kearns
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Turbocharge Your Writing

How to set yourself up in the confronting world of academic writing

Dr Hugh Kearns
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Symposium Ticket Prices

Tickets sales end - Monday 2nd July

 TWO DAY TICKETS Price
ANZCP Member / Monash staff or Monash P/T students $175
ANZCP Student / Monash F/T Student $150
Non-member $205
Non-member Student $175
   
 ONE DAY TICKET  Price
ANZCP Member / Monash staff or Monash P/T students $90
ANZCP Student / Monash F/T Student $80
Non-member $105
Non-member Student $90
Student tickets
Must be a full time University student.

Ready to join us for the Paramedicine Research Symposium?

Book your ticket today to ensure your place!

FURTHER INFORMATION

PRESENTER AND POSTER INFORMATION

Oral Presentations

10 minute duration. Powerpoint slides can be used and will be needed to be loaded onto the main computer. Please bring your presentation with you on the day. Session 1 and 2 must upload their presentations before 9am on the 6th of July. All other sessions must have presentations uploaded by morning tea on the 6th of July. 
 

Poster presentations

Must be hung on the poster board by 9am on the 6th of July. Posters must be no bigger than A0 in size and portrait orientation. 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Accommodation

There are a number of accommodation options in the Frankston area, with the most appropriate being Quest.

There are other hotels within the area; it is suggested you use your preferred search engine and accommodation finder to select accommodation of your choice.

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