Are you a paramedic with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) or an imminent or recent paramedicine graduate?

Queensland ambulance service get involved

Would you like to contribute to research on next-generation technologies for pre-hospital patient care?
Our group of researchers from UQ and the QAS is investigating how Head-Worn Displays (HWD) and tablet computers might support the work of paramedic teams. 

In the simulation study, you will treat and manage simulated patients as part of a two-person paramedic team, while also using a HWD or a tablet computer to support your care of the patient.

To participate you must be: 
  • A QAS paramedic (this includes paramedics in their first year of employment) – or – recently graduated in paramedicine – or – within 6 months of graduating in paramedicine
  • Not be wearing glasses

The study is a 2-hour simulation study at the Clinical Skills Development Service at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. QAS employees can receive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Current or recent students receive a certificate of participation. All participants receive a small gift for participating.

See here for an example of how HWDs might be used by paramedics.

More information

The study takes place in August, September, October, November, and December 2022. Training on using the devices and how to engage in the tasks is given prior to the study. COVID-19 measures are in place. 

Email if you’d like to know more, or if you’d like to arrange a time to participate

Ethics Approval

The study has been approved by the QAS research committee and the QAS Commissioner. Ethics approval has been obtained from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (HREC/2021/QRBW/67619) and UQ (2021/HE001410).


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Thomas Davidson