Trained, ready but under-utilised: Using student paramedics during a pandemic


student paramedic
ambulance service
paramedic education

How to Cite

Whitfield S, MacQuarrie A, Boyle M. Trained, ready but under-utilised: Using student paramedics during a pandemic. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine [Internet]. 2020Apr.3 [cited 2023Jun.4];17. Available from:


The aim of this commentary is to outline a case for student paramedics as a potential solution to the operational resource issues ambulances services and other healthcare institutions are expected to experience during high demand situations, such as pandemics.


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