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KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation. In 1988 a Memorial Trust was established in the memory of Kenneth James ‘Jim’ McPherson who died in an aerial.

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1 KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation

2 In 1988 a Memorial Trust was established in the memory of Kenneth James ‘Jim’ McPherson who died in an aerial ambulance crash along with the pilot, patient and nurse at Bundaberg on 21st June Jim left a legacy of commitment to ambulance education, to continued learning and developing new skills. The Trust became a Foundation in honour of Jim and all others who have given their lives in the line of duty.

3 About the Foundation In 1988 a program of awards to winners of skills competitions commenced. In 2001 further professional and personal development grants were introduced. Since 1988 a total of $ dollars have been awarded to 116 QAS recipients.

4 About the Foundation Research Priorities Clinical priorities including acute respiratory events; trauma management, clinical decision making and area medical management Educational issues such as delivery methods and professional development strategies Operational systems issues including appropriate segmentation of workload; impact of health information/advice services on QAS activity levels, AMPDS and crew deployment

5 Patron Major General John Pearn AO, RFD A prominent Australian who has assisted and supported ambulance clinical activity for many years. A leader in the field of Child Health with extensive research publications. Past Surgeon General in the Australian Defence Force with extensive experience in academic systems, clinical practice, military and civilian health systems and third world disaster response.

6 Benefits for QAS Offering personal and career development opportunities for the individual Researching opportunities to contribute to and enhance QAS clinical practice and operations Leading improvements to paramedic practice Extending the contribution of paramedics to out- of-hospital care

7 Annual Grants Commenced 2001 Special LASN Development Grants still available up to $1,000 United Voice Outstanding Student of the Year Grant$1,000 QAS Professional Development Grant $1,000 KJM Professional Development Grant $2,000 QAS Research and Development Grant $3,000 Paramedics Australasia Student Scientific Grants $2,000 Dr Peter Stephenson Overseas Study Grant $5,000 Patron’s Research Grant (4 options) $15,000 Total: $30,000 +

8 LAC Contribution LAC’s contributions range from $50 to over $4000 and have reached a total of almost $10,000 in recent years.

9 Paramedics in Action

10 What Recipients do with their Grants

11 Clinical / Operational study projects Professional Development Opportunities Attending educational events – Study Tours – Clinical / Operational Conference options Short term qualification or workshop opportunities Exploring improved Operational procedures Improving clinical protocols or practices

12 What Recipients do with their Grants A Patron’s Research Grant recipient’s project: Rapid Extrication of patients using motor vehicle relocation techniques

13 A research partnership of the KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation & Queensland Ambulance Service Physio Control Australasia Pty Ltd Patron’s Research Grant Sponsor

14 A research partnership of the KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation & Queensland Ambulance Service Dr Peter Stephenson Overseas Study Grant Sponsor

15 A research partnership of the KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation & Queensland Ambulance Service QAS Research & Development Grant Sponsor

16 A research partnership of the KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation & Queensland Ambulance Service United Voice Outstanding Student of the Year Grant Sponsor United Voice is a perpetual Foundation partner provides a further $1,000 contribution on an annual basis.

17 A research partnership of the KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation & Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedics Australasia Student Scientific Grant Sponsor

18 A research partnership of the KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation & Queensland Ambulance Service QAS Professional Development Grant Sponsor

19 A research partnership of the KJ McPherson Education & Research Foundation & Queensland Ambulance Service KJM Professional Development Grant Sponsor

20 Foundation Supporter Proudly supporting the KJM Patron’s Day Events

21 Research is crucial to saving lives. Your support is vital. Thank you!

22 For further information on the KJM Foundation and how to donate call (07) Or or search KJM Foundation QAS or


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