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PARAMEDICS
TV Series

Paramedics Thursdays 8.30pm on Channel 9

Our paramedics go to incredible lengths to give our patients the very best care. In a new TV show on Nine, we’re excited for you to come behind the scenes and be part of the work we do every day, and experience the highs and lows of ambulance life. Join our paramedics – on the road an in the air – as we respond to Triple Zero (000) emergencies across Victoria in this 10-part series.

Paramedics airs Thursdays at 8.30pm on Nine.
Catch up on episodes at 9now.com.au/paramedics

Meet the cast of Paramedics here.

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Episode resources

Episode synopses and links to topics and wellbeing information shared during the series.

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Episode One

Every second counts as Taz and Amanda treat a swimmer who collapses after leaving a sauna – they must act quickly to prevent a cardiac arrest. Jamie and Mike deliver friendly first-aid to a colourful character having a tough time. Natalie and Leonard find a novel way to lift an elderly patient’s spirits. Matt and his helicopter crew take flight to help a two-year-old girl who’s fallen unconscious and stopped breathing. Watch this episode on 9Now.

Resources
Save Triple Zero (000) for emergency calls
Heart attack is a medical emergency I Better Health Channel
What’s the difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest? I St John Ambulance Victoria
Helping someone struggling with alcohol or other drugs I Turning Point
Occupational violence against healthcare workers is never OK I WorkSafe Victoria
Older people preventing falls at home I Better Health Channel

 

Episode Two

Mark and Carina race to help a critically injured paraglider who’s crashed into a cliff but challenging terrain hinders progress as night closes in. Jamie and Mike struggle to convince a cyclist hit by a car to go to hospital, fearing her adrenaline is masking multiple injuries. A bed bugs case has Nicola and Michelle getting itchy all over, while Taz and Amanda rush to aid a man who’s collapsed in agony at his workplace. Watch this episode on 9Now.

Resources
Major trauma care in Victoria I Better Health Channel
Ice facts and help I Victorian Government
Give space to bike riders I Transport Accident Commission
Flashing lights – pass at 40km/h I VicRoads
Back pain I Better Health Channel
Allergies explained I Better Health Channel

 

Episode Three

Mark and Carina race to save a young woman struggling to breathe from a severe asthma attack. Matt airlifts a trauma patient to hospital after a horror car crash. Taz and Amanda find a fun way of deciding who drives the ambulance. Watch this episode on 9Now.

Resources
Asthma myths and facts I Asthma Australia (video)
Asthma emergency first aid I Better Health Channel
All about thunderstorm asthma I Better Health Channel
Know your risk: heart health check I Heart Foundation
CFA brigades and emergency medical response I Country Fire Authority (video)
First aid basics in an emergency I Better Health Channel

About the Series

Paramedics is an observational documentary series filmed in Victoria, Australia’s fastest growing population centre. Ambulance Victoria responds to over 800,000 patients every year. In this Series we are privileged to share some of these patients’ stories with you, and give you an insight to the work we do every day. Read more about why we are involved in this Series and how we made it here.

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