Paramedic Safety

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In this lecture, paramedic Jeff Kenneally looks at common reasons why personal safety might be compromised in a prehospital setting. He discusses various potential hazards, including driving, parking, people and manual handling.


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Jeff Kenneally has a lifelong commitment to pre-hospital care, having served as an operational paramedic for 34 years, mostly in intensive care roles. He has managed frontline paramedic teams, commanded major events, mentored, educated and worked in communications dispatch centres and at the ambulance air wing. His roles have taken him to rural and metropolitan areas. For four years, Jeff managed the Ambulance Victoria clinical practice guidelines. In recent years, Jeff has turned to university lecturing for paramedic students, including leading international study tours. He is a published author in pre-hospital practice and contributor to numerous major textbooks. In 2018, Jeff was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in recognition of his contribution.
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First Published04 March 2024
Updated04 March 2024
04 March 2026
Learning Tools
Occupational Health and Safety
Manual Handling