Notice Board

Care Flight MediSim program for 2017

Aug 31, 2017

To all our valued Volunteer Ambulance Officers,

The CareFlight MediSim trauma care workshops is running once again in 2017. CareFlight have been training Tasmanian first responders for the last five years and the program has been very popular amongst members wanting to get some additional skills and confidence in dealing with trauma patients on scene.

The Trauma Care workshop provides high quality, simulation based trauma care training to rescue volunteers in regional and rural Australia using experienced doctors, nurses and paramedics at no cost to the participants

 The workshop is designed to complement your current training and is run by medical professionals that are experienced in the pre-hospital. They use simulation techniques to teach participants hand-on practical tips in dealing with trauma patients.

 The locations and dates are as Follows

Swansea – Nov 23rd            

Port Arthur – Nov 25th    

Margate – Nov 26th        

George Town – Nov 28th  

North West Coast – Nov 30th                 

The course covers patient assessment on-scene, crush injury, airways management (with the equipment you use), Hemorrhage control, severe burns management & spinal injuries to name a few topics. The learning is brought together with a series of scenarios in the afternoon.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRAINING DOES NOT PERMIT YOU TO OPERATE OUTSIDE APPROVED AMBULANCE TASMANIA PROTOCOLS

 The feedback from participants has been very positive and is highly sought after by agencies around Australia.

We are inviting Volunteer Ambulance Officers wanting to receive this specialist training from medical professionals. This is free of charge to you and your agency and you may not get another chance for this training for some time.

If you are interested please email Dale Brown VAOAT Representative to CareFlight at dale.brown@ambulance.tas.gov.au to provide your expression of interest. Please nominate your preferred location. If you are successful you will be emailed a Registration form to complete and Return.

For any further details please contact me on 0455 991 888

Kind Regards

Dale Brown

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Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania AGM 25th November 2017

Jul 12, 2017

As you may be aware, there will be no gathering held this year. VAOAT still need to run an AGM, this will be held at The Grange in Campbell Town starting at 10am sharp on Saturday the 25th November 2017.

The program will consist of a mini one day gathering with some items happening throughout the day. Morning Lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided and we will have you leaving by 4pm on the 25th.

The event will be open to all Ambulance Tasmania Volunteer’s and registration will be done via Eventbrite, and you will be advised in due course when registration’s will open. Normal VAOAT travel reimbursement will still apply, but VAOAT are encouraging normal car-pooling arrangements.

VAOAT are looking forward to see all Volunteers on the day.

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May 17, 2017

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