Tag Archives: Paramedics

Long wait for new recruits frustrates country paramedics

LONGER response times and rising call-out numbers have left the paramedics’ union pleading for more staff in the Central West. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced a $ 1 billion investment into ambulance services in June last year, including 750 new paramedics and staff over a four-year period. While 200 paramedics joined the ranks during 2018/19,… Read More »

Study: Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with 87 patients. The paramedics’ compliance… Read More »