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Wayne Harris

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Wayne Harris

Wayne Harris

Lecturer in Paramedic Practice

Room 255-04, Medical Sciences 2 (MS2), Hobart CBD Campuses

+613 6226 4697 (phone)

Wayne.Harris@utas.edu.au

Wayne Harris is an Intensive Care Paramedic with over 25 years service in state ambulance services in Australia.

Biography

Starting his ambulance career in Brisbane, Wayne completed the first Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) course offered by the QAS. Since then, he has worked in both Queensland and Tasmania as an ICP in urban and rural areas, as a flight ICP, as well as time spent in the marine exploration and onshore mining worlds.

Clinical education has come his way via positions as regional educator and clinical support officer  in the organisations above. His current interest is in the flexible delivery and assessment of clinical education for distance students.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • BHSc, Victoria University, Australia. 1998 
  • Grad Cert (Ed), Queenland University of Technology, Australia. 2000

Teaching

Paramedicine

Teaching expertise

Online education

Teaching responsibility

Wayne is involved in teaching within the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice

Paramedic Practice 3 (CAA201)

Paramedic Practice 4 (CAA202)

Paramedic Practice 7 (CAA310)

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Collaboration

Wayne is currently collaborating in several research projects related to paramedicine and clinical education within the University of Tasmania.

Current projects

  • Estimation of blood loss by paramedics
  • Barriers relating to education of military health personnel
  • Inter professional learning between paramedic and medical students

Fields of Research

  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Emergency Medicine (110305)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)

Research Objectives

  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)
  • Ageing and Older People (940103)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)

Publications

Total publications

6

Journal Article

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Harris W, Lucas PV, Eyles H, Parker L, 'Paramedic assessment of frailty: an exploratory study of perceptions of frailty assessment tools', Irish Journal of Paramedicine, 3, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 2009-938X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.32378/ijp.v3i1.80 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Lucas PV; Eyles H; Parker L

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2018Lucas P, Annear M, Harris W, Eyles H, Rotheram A, 'Health Care Student Perceptions of Societal Vulnerability to Disasters in the Context of Population Aging', Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness pp. 1-7. ISSN 1938-744X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/dmp.2018.65 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Lucas P; Annear M; Eyles H; Rotheram A

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2017Harris W, Rotheram A, Pearson S, Lucas PV, Edwards D, et al., 'Paramedic confidence in estimating external blood loss', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 14, (3) Article 2. ISSN 2202-7270 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Rotheram A; Pearson S; Lucas PV; Edwards D

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2016Lucas PV, Mason RL, Annear M, Harris W, McCall MJ, et al., 'Pain assessment in older adults with dementia: An exploratory pilot study of paramedic students' perceptions of the utility of two validated assessment tools', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 13, (3) Article 3. ISSN 2202-7270 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Lucas PV; Mason RL; Annear M; Robinson A; McInerney F

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2016Rotheram A, Harris W, Curtain C, Nihil D, 'Serotonin toxicity: Implications for clinical practice', Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 13, (3) Article 5. ISSN 2202-7270 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Rotheram A; Curtain C

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Conference Publication

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Edwards DG, Williams A-MM, Harris W, Lighton D, Selmes IJ, 'Experiences in the delivery of a flexible education program to military students', Australasian Military Medicine Association 2014 Conference, 17-19 October 2014, Sydney, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Edwards DG; Williams A-MM; Lighton D; Selmes IJ

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$9,830

Projects

Understanding interactions between paramedics and community-dwelling people with dementia (PARADIgm) (2019)$9,830
Description
A qualitative study with the following aims:To explore experiences of Tasmanian paramedics who provide care in their day-to-day work for people living with dementia. To seek insights and direction from paramedics for development of resources that would enhance their knowledge and understanding of people with dementia.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,830)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lawler K; Courtney-Pratt HM; Lucas PV; Eccleston CEA; Campbell B; Harris W
Year
2019