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The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Sep 28, 2010.

 

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Anthony replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"Hi Neil, Thanks for your ideas. The issue over hear about setting up a volunteer response system is that it can only be activated by the Ambulance Service due to the dispatch system in use in Victoria. At our Station for example we did attempt…"
Sep 28, 2010
Neil White replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"To save money, it is now considered acceptable to leave a town uncovered for many hours with the only emergency Ambulance undertaking non urgent clinic transport work, and when an emergency comes in, the next available Ambulance from 40 to 70 kms be…"
Sep 28, 2010
Anthony replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"Hi Cannulator, It wasn't perfect when Victoria was 16 Regions, but the attitude has been, "well it's not perfect so lets make it bigger, that will fix it', rather than looking at how to fix the problem at that level first. That…"
Sep 27, 2010
The Cannulator replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"We've had 3000 Ambulance regions and that didn't work. We'll spend so much time on the consultation process nothing will get done. Helplessness through a lack of opportunity to contribute or be heard is certain a huge barrier in our…"
Sep 27, 2010
Anthony replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"Ben, You have hit the nail on the head!!!! Local areas have little or no impute into what they need and are forced to comply with the global statewide system approach. The differing needs in different regions of Victoria, are all being managed…"
Sep 27, 2010
Ben Waller replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"In a locally-based delivery system, the locals can set their own resource levels and don't have to depend upon a state or national system to allocate resources to them. A socialized system is one in which the locals don't get to determine…"
Sep 27, 2010
Anthony replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"Hi Cannulator, This is not a reflection on the road staff, but the system that managers the use of resources. You are also right in that it is not about throwing resouce after resource, but rather the correct utilisation of that resource. You are…"
Sep 27, 2010
The Cannulator replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"It is a statewide system, not national (we only have 6 states and Two territories). One of the many many reasons or metro and rural system combined was service delivery. Only this year did the rural system come under AMPDS and the same dispatching…"
Sep 27, 2010
Ben Waller replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"This is one reason I don't prefer my EMS socialized. When the rural areas can't get adequate coverage despite a national system that's supposed to provide that coverage, then one of the supposed big advantages of the socialized EMS…"
Sep 27, 2010
Neil White replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"I don't get it you could do a google search and come up with the same number of news stories on any ambulance operation in the world good or bad....the nature of the work we do is inherently more risky that any other operation. The statistics…"
Sep 27, 2010
The Cannulator replied to Anthony's discussion The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria
"So that also reflects on me. A lot may be said of our shortcomings of late-- after all an election is coming up, why wouldn't you? What are the solutions--I'm being serious--so many complaints, many misinformed at times but very little…"
Sep 27, 2010
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The Public Shame of Australia's Ambulance Victoria

The public shame of a once world class Ambulance Service in Australia.  Statistically published delays and deaths on the increase, and massive staff resignations as staff cannot cope with the strain of working for what is alledged to be a failing and uncaring organisation: …See More
Sep 27, 2010
Anthony replied to eric george abeya soaygan's discussion Backboards vs Vacuum Mattress
"Our Service uses Scoops, Vacuum Mattresses and a curved Long Spine Board. Padding of the Board (using full body length pads as well as occipital and lumber padding) is also a requirement. Reality is when you look at the studies on padded curved…"
Aug 11, 2010
Anthony replied to John Gaines's discussion XCollar
"Major problem I found was airway compromise. When applied correctly, the mouth is clamped shut. Vomiting in the conscious pateit, not to mention the unconscious patient is a real issue. Doesn't matter how good it is at immobilisation, this is a…"
Aug 11, 2010
Anthony commented on Kiwi EMT's photo
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"For the full set of photos and the story behind the test, go to http://www.colacambulance.com/Rollover%20Test.htm"
Jul 1, 2010
Anthony replied to The Cannulator's discussion Ambulance Construction 101
"Hi Ben, The design was well thoughtout and allowed cleaning that is easier than cleaning the stretcher. This never seemed to be a problem even in the real. Ther is also a rear facing seat at the head of the main stretcher (usually used for airway…"
Jun 16, 2010

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At 3:44pm on June 8, 2009, Alan Payne said…
Hello anthony just a quick hi from London
At 8:42am on February 22, 2009, Patrick Moran jr said…
Thanks for the ADD!
At 6:19am on February 15, 2009, Juergen Graw said…
Hi Anthony.

I closely followed the discussion 'KED's vs. / plus LBB's' and used the opportunity to download your publication about proper immmobilization techniques. This is really great stuff and thank you for publishing it to everyone. We are traditionally using vaccuum mattresses here in Germany and introduced Spineboards in our agency just three years ago. So your manual will help us very much to compensate our low experience with this tool.
Best regards
Juergen
At 7:33pm on February 13, 2009, Tracey Baker said…
I love when people take all their shit studies out of context or assume---all trauma---and provide an example for blunt freaking injuries---probably a stabbed freaking toe...LOL...Dumb asses
At 11:26am on February 13, 2009, The Cannulator said…
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