The Australasian Consultant Paramedic – An Idea Whose Time Has Come.

Marc Colbeck

Abstract


Drawing on examples of paramedic practice from around the world the author describes the developing role of the Consultant Paramedic internationally and advocates for development of the role in Australia.

Keywords


Consultant Paramedic; Professional Development; Leadership

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.33151/ajp.11.5.57

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