A Division for Healthcare Professionals
Gain invaluable clinical experience volunteering at a diverse range of local and major events, utilising your skills across a wide range of patient presentations.
St John Healthcare Professional volunteers deliver an extensive range of clinical services which include advanced airway management, trauma care and cardiac care. As a result of their expertise our volunteers are in high demand for major events including;
The Medical Assistance Team (MAT) comprises volunteer healthcare professionals (doctors, nurses and paramedics), administrative, and logistics staff. It is deployed to major events with the intention of reducing ambulance transfers and hospital presentations while providing care and clinical advice to patients who present with conditions outside of the first aider/first responder scope of practice. The services that the MAT provides are often tailored to an event but may include advanced clinical assessment, dislocation reductions, intravenous fluids, sedation of agitated patients, point of care blood testing, stabilisation and monitoring of critical care patients, and advanced airway management.
The Health Emergency Response Team (HERT) comprises two healthcare professionals of which one is an independent practitioner (doctor or paramedic). HERT’s are deployed to events to support first aiders and first responders by providing a higher level of clinical intervention. The primary aim of the HERT is to assess and stabilise the patient prior to ambulance transfer.