QAS are urging people to consider whether they require the attendance of our paramedics.Do you need the life-saving equipment they are trained to use and an emergency ambulance, or could your medical concern be handled by another health care provider, freeing these resources up for life-saving emergencies,easing the work load of our Emergency Departments?
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Good morning Queensland. And thank you to all the paramedics and emergency medical dispatchers who worked over the weekend to provide care to the community.
Today's Sunday Mail takes a look at the Queensland Ambulance Service,High Acuity Response Unit (HARU).
These paramedics working hand in hand with all our highly skilled staff combine to give our sickest patients the best possible outcome.

Battlefield lessons save lives
Having first aid knowledge including tourniquet application, bystanders were able to give this man chance at recovery after a shark attack.
Last Saturday, QAS attended Boonah’s Biggest BBQ at Coronation Park. The event provided an opportunity to showcase the diversity of community groups within the local area and Boonah Ambulance Station promoted the CPR Awareness program and the 4WD ambulance used in the area. The day raised funds for the Australian Lions Childhood Cancer Research Foundation.
Griffith University student Celine was all smiles after finishing her first practical on-road placement with Woodridge Station paramedics Amber and Shannon in Brisbane this week. Best of luck to all of the paramedicine students who are resuming or beginning their studies in 2017.
Officers from the Maryborough Ambulance Station kept hydrated during the recent heat wave thanks to the Maryborough Local Ambulance Committee (LAC) donating environmentally friendly insulated water bottles for each officer at the station. Pictured are Patient Transport Officer Sharon Thompson, Advanced Care Paramedic Ryan French, Advanced Care Paramedic Simon Knight and Patient Transport...
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Another great example of the life-saving power of bystander CPR

Back from the dead, Tim owes his life to CPR
Our paramedics are regularly called to quad bike incidents and the injuries can be very severe. Be aware that there are now new laws in place relating to helmets and age limits.
Six months after falling into a fire at Branyan in the Wide Bay and sustaining burns to 15 per cent of her body, Joanne Stumbles personally thanked the paramedics that came to her aid. Big thanks go to Bundaberg paramedics Gary Gavin and Janelle White for providing outstanding patient care and making a positive impact on Joanne’s life.
If you’re seeking a rewarding and challenging career, we’re currently recruiting Emergency Medical Dispatchers for our Brisbane, Cairns and Southport Operations Centres. But you’d better be quick – applications close this Sunday, February 19. Visit our website for details: [ Link ]
Today we joined the celebrations at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) marking their major milestone of 150 years of caring for Queenslanders. QAS has worked in partnership with the RBWH for over a century, providing critical care for patients arriving by ambulance or air.

In the last 150 years the RBWH has cemented itself as a world-leading research, healthcare and education hub...
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Have your say on Queensland's Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan at one of the community consultation forums being held around the state in the coming months.

Strategic Plan renewal - Queensland Mental Health Commission
The QAS State Ambulance Coordination Centre is operational today in response to the high-temperatures expected across the state.

Paramedics responded to 56 heat-related incidents between midnight Friday and midnight Saturday.

Today, ensure you drink plenty of water, slow down and avoid strenuous activity.

Please look out for those most vulnerable to heat stress: elderly people, babies &...
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Sunday & Monday are going to sizzle so please take note of these tips to stay cool☃
Please take note of QAS & QLD Health advice over the coming days to stay healthy through the coming extreme heat conditions.
Would you know what to do in an emergency? Samford Valley locals do and their quick actions helped save Di Wilschefski's life. They called Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance, conducted CPR and applied a community-funded defibrillator prior to paramedics arriving.
We're in for some extremely hot temperatures over the next few days. Here's some handy advice from Senior Operations Supervisor Sally Wuersching on how to cope with the heatwave.
A big welcome to our five new Indigenous paramedic recruits, Selina Hughes, Kieta Lenoy, Clive Prior, Gerald Wotton and Sonya Zalar, who started on-road training in Townsville this month.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick today launched a new low acuity ambulance program in Ipswich to treat non-urgent cases and optimise the use of ambulance resources to best serve the community.

This successful program is already running in Metropolitan Brisbane, Gold coast, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and Townsville.

Two new generation LARU vehicles, the first of their kind...
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