We provide a range of services utilising our extensive resources and wide staff base, calling on experienced doctors, nurses, paramedics and a large team of undergraduate student 'medics,' to provide the highest level of service available from a private provider in Queensland. Our levels are as listed below:
Basic Life Support (BLS)
1300MEDICS's team of Basic Life Support Medics provide thousands of hours of first aid every year to a variety of events including sporting fixtures, school events and community functions; all of these medics are trained comprehensively in:
- advanced first aid
- automatic defibrillation
- spinal injury management
- communication skills
Several of our BLS Medics are also trained in the administration of basic pain relief including Methoxyflurane ("The Green Whistle").
Many of our Basic Life Support Medics are undergraduate paramedic students and engage in regular experience with the ambulance service to keep their skills current. We also require our medics to undertake monthly training and complete annual skills refreshers.
Our Basic Life Support Medic service starts with independent single-officer medics and extends up to major events where more than thirty medics are deployed. Our medics are always supported by our team Duty Manager and Operations Supervisors who provide oversight of all event staff.
Advanced Life Support (ALS)
1300MEDICS introduced the 'ALS' level in 2008 to deliver care at high risk events which traditionally had been serviced by ambulance paramedics or nurses. Our ALS team is a close knit group of qualified Paramedics (Advanced Care or Level 3) and Registered Nurses with emergency backgrounds, who meet the requirements of our Queensland Health license to possess and administer a wide range of emergency medications. Our ALS medics can provide a wide range of interventions including:
- Inhaled and injectable pain relief
- Intravenous (IV) drips and fluid
- Advanced Airway Management
- Medications for:
- Asthma Attacks
- Allergic Reaction
- Diabetic Problems
- Cardiac Problems / Cardiac Arrests
- Drug Overdoses
- Cardiac Monitoring
To ensure safe, responsible and professional practice, our ALS is required to undertake six monthly skills refreshers and complete an ongoing professional development program. We deliver our ALS service in a variety of ways including single-officer medics and two-officer teams (where two medics and a vehicle are provided). We have the capacity to deploy up to fifteen of these nurses and paramedics to major events in a variety of roles including medical oversight, triage and clinical supervision. ALS Medics also make up the majority of our operations supervisors and team Duty Managers.
1300MEDICS provides comprehensive 'critical care' medical solutions to high risk events. Our Critical Care Medics are ambulance Intensive Care Paramedics (Level 4) with years of experience and a versatile clinical skillset. We also utilise emergency-trained Doctors to provide additional critical care interventions at major events including wound closure. Our critical care solutions enable us to offer the widest range of solutions including:
- Intraosseous Access (into bone)
- Wound Closure (sutures)
- Emergency Surgical skills
- Medications for
- Agitated behaviour
- Advanced cardiac skills
- Cardiac pacing
To ensure safe, responsible and professional practice, our Critical Care Medics are assessed individually every six months on a range of basic and advanced skills. These medics are also required to complete an ongoing professional development program. Critical Care Medics and Doctors are deployed to large and high risk events.