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This page contains a copy of the Clinical Field Protocols for Volunteer Ambulance Officers (updated August 2014) and related Clinical Work Instruction Sheets. The approved version of the Clinical Field Protocols is available on the DHHS Intranet at http://intra.dhhs.tas.gov.au. If there is any discrepancy between the version on vGate and the current approved version on the DHHS Intranet the latter shall be taken as correct. Please report any discrepancies to info@vgate.net.au so an updated version can be provided here.

The new version of the Clinical Field Protocols for Volunteer Ambulance Officers contains skills and medications which require individual training and accreditation before they can be used by VAOs. If you have not be trained and accredited to use a new skill or to adminster a new medication, you are not authorised to do so.

A copy of the previous Clinical Protocols for Volunteer Ambulance Officershe is provided for information only.


The Clinical Field Protocols for Volunteer Ambulance Officers are be interpreted as positive instructions; if a protocol, procedure or action is not specified, it is prohibited. Volunteer Ambulance Officers are authorised only to practice in accordance with the Clinical Field Protocols for skills and medications in which they have successfully completed the required training and assessment and have a current accreditation from Clinical Services.

 
 

VAO Clinical Protocols

download PDF Clinical Field Protocols 2014

iphoneVAO Clinical Field Protocols App for mobile devices (draft version)


download PDF Clinical Protocols (Previous Version)

 
 

VAO Clinical Clinical Instruction Sheets

 

Patient Examination

download PDF Health and Safety

download PDF Physical Examination of a Patient (Secondary Survey)

download PDF Palpate and Record a Radial Pulse

download PDF Palpate and Record a Carotid Pulse

download PDF Palpate a Brachial Pulse

download PDF Measure and Record Systolic Blood Pressure by Palpation

download PDF Measure and Record Arterial Blood Pressure by Auscultation

download PDF Chest Auscultation

download PDF Respiratory Status Assessment

download PDF Conscious Status Assessment

download PDF Perfusion Status Assessment

download PDF Random Blood Glucose (RBG) Analysis - Glucose Colour Test Reagent Strip

download PDF Performing a Random Blood Glucose Analysis – Precision Glucometer

download PDF Calibrating the Precision Blood Glucose Monitoring System

download PDF Perform a Sensory – Motor Spinal Examination

Airway Management

download PDF Clearning the Upper Airway of Obstruction

download PDF Triple Airway Manoeuvre (Including Jaw Thrust)

download PDF Insertion of Oropharyngeal (OP) Airway

download PDF Insertion of a Nasopharyngeal Airway

download PDF Mechanical Suction ‘Y’ Suction Catheter

download PDF Mechanical Suction Yankauer Rigid Sucker

download PDF Stable Side Position (Lateral Position)

download PDF Choking Patient

download PDF Airway Clearance – Back Blows

download PDF Airway Clearance – Abdominal Thrusts (Adults Only)

download PDF Airway Clearance – Lateral Chest Thrusts (Infant of Child)

Resuscitation

download PDF Expired Air Resuscitation (EAR)

download PDF CPR Adult Single Rescuer

download PDF CPR Adult Two Rescuers

download PDF CPR Child/1-14 years

download PDF Performing a precordial thump

Oxygen Therapy and Ventilation

download PDF Application of a rigid face mask

download PDF IPPV with closed circuit resuscitator

download PDF IPPV with bag mask valve (BVM) resuscitator - Adult

download PDF IPPV with bag mask valve (BVM) resuscitator - Paediatric

download PDF Applying assisted IPPV with positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP)

download PDF Oxygen by disposable face mask

download PDF Oxygen by nasal cannula

download PDF Performing gentle lateral pressure in severe asthma

download PDF Assemble and check oxy-resuscitator

Drug Administration

download PDF Methoxyflurane via analgiser inhaler

download PDF Nebulised salbutamol - via aerosol mask

download PDF Drawing up - glass ampoule

download PDFDrawing up - plastic ampoule

download PDF EpiPen administration

Bandages, Knots and Dressings

download PDF Tie a reef knot

download PDF Tie a clove hitch

download PDF Application of an arm sling

download PDF Application of a high arm sling (St John sling)

download PDF Application of a collar and cuff sling

download PDF Triangular bandage (figure of eight) around feet and ankles

download PDF Application of a roller bandage (simple spiral)

download PDF Applications of a combined pad and bandage to a limb

download PDF Control external bleeding on a limb

download PDF Preserver severed parts

Splinting

download PDF Application of an air splint

download PDF Application of a cervical collar

download PDF Anatomical splinting (lower limbs)

download PDF Application of a cardboard splint

download PDF Application of a Donway splint

download PDF Application of an Oregon Spine Splint II (OSSII)

download PDF Helmet removal

 
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