Episode 43 - Occupational Violence in Paramedicine with Peter Drew

Episode 43,   Aug 26, 2021, 02:00 AM

Tonight we sit down with Peter Drew, a Critical Care Paramedic and PHD candidate from Queensland. Peter shares with us his work on occupational violence and his recent paper on mitigation strategies and recommendations for future practice. 

Are all violent incidents the same?
Does the idea of  "zero tolerance" fit in with why and how these violent incidents occur?
Is there a place for body worn cameras?
Where do we sit now with the emergence of chemical sedation into our practice?
Does organisational self defense training work?

These are  just some of the ideas we explore. 

If you would like to read more, you can access Peter's paper below. 

"Paramedic occupational violence mitigation: a comprehensive systematic review of emergency service worker prevention strategies and experiences for use in prehospital care"