• Lauren Turnbull


Matt Shepherd MICA Flight Paramedic, Ambulance Victoria

Matt began his career working as a Registered Nurse, completing a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Nursing at Monash before moving his career to Ambulance in 1999.

Since that time Matt has had a steady progression through many positions within Ambulance Victoria (AV). 2003 Matt completed his Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care and began working as a MICA Paramedic for AV. Since then, Matt has worked as a Clinical instructor, Clinical Support Officer and in 2009 completed his Graduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval before commencing work at Air Ambulance Victoria (AAV) as an Intensive Care Flight Paramedic.

Matt shares his time between AAV and Monash University where he teaches to both Undergraduate and Post Graduate students and is a Unit coordinator for a subject within the Aero Medical Course. More recently Matt has developed an interest in research and has been co-author on a couple of papers that have recently been published.

CPR induced consciousness CPRIC is a rare clinical presentation that can sometimes present during cardiac arrest. Matt will present on a couple of papers that he has been part of that talk about this phenomenon. This presentation will detail what CPRIC is, what the literature says and possible ways of managing the clinical presentation if you ever encounter it.



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