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How a life-threatening allergic reaction can happen so fast News

How a life-threatening allergic reaction can happen so fast

Mum-of-three Shauna knew she was allergic to penicillin but had never suffered a reaction as serious as this before. Anaphylaxis is the most severe allergic reaction and, as Shauna experienced, it can happen within minutes. ...

Ambulance Victoria records its best ever winter response time performance News

Ambulance Victoria records its best ever winter response time performance

Ambulance Victoria has recorded its best ever winter response time performance, helping deliver better outcomes to patients most in need. ...

Ten tips to help paramedics deliver best care News

Ten tips to help paramedics deliver best care

Every day, paramedics rely on members of the community to assist in medical emergencies. You might not realise it, but simple things like ensuring your house number is easy to spot and moving pets away from the scene can make a real difference to patient care. ...

Chest pain? Always seek help. News

Chest pain? Always seek help.

Chest pain is a common theme running throughout Channel 9’s Paramedics (Thursdays at 8.30pm), which is no surprise – Ambulance Victoria is called to around 60,000 reports of chest pain each year. ...

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Bruce – Ambulance Victoria Peer Support Dog Community News

Bruce – Ambulance Victoria Peer Support Dog

Meet ‘Bruce’ Ambulance Victoria’s newest recruit and one of the first ever peer support dogs in an Australian ambulance service. ...

Improved response performance as we prepare for flu season Community News

Improved response performance as we prepare for flu season

In the first three months of 2018, Ambulance Victoria paramedics treated more time-critical patients faster and are well-prepared for the upcoming flu season, latest performance data shows. Paramedics responded to 66,225 Code 1 patients in the first three months of 2018 – an extra 4,104 patients than the same period in 2017. ...

Meet Beth- Young Veteran and Paramedic Community News

Meet Beth- Young Veteran and Paramedic

“To me, ANZAC Day is an opportunity to reflect and acknowledge the unique challenges, dedication and sacrifices made by past and present defence personnel. ...

Patient-focused triage leads to better outcomes Community News

Patient-focused triage leads to better outcomes

Further details about how Ambulance Victoria prioritises emergency ambulances to patients in most urgent need through changes to the way Triple Zero (000) calls are triaged and ambulances are dispatched have been released. ...

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Not an emergency? Meet the team ready to help you. Operations

Not an emergency? Meet the team ready to help you.

When you have a minor health issue, there is a team of healthcare professionals to seek advice from – and ambulances should be saved for emergencies. ...

Patient-focused triage leads to better outcomes Operations

Patient-focused triage leads to better outcomes

Further details about how Ambulance Victoria prioritises emergency ambulances to patients in most urgent need through changes to the way Triple Zero (000) calls are triaged and ambulances are dispatched have been released. ...

Innovative stroke ambulance takes to the road Operations

Innovative stroke ambulance takes to the road

Australia’s first Stroke Ambulance will provide patients with a quicker diagnosis and treatment when it begins operation on 20 November 2017 ...