Mr Mick Stephenson
ASM; B Hlth Sci; Grad Dip Hlth Sci (MICA), RN
Intervention 1 – Pre-hospital Notification
Mr Mick Stephenson is the General Manager of Emergency Operations and a practicing MICA (Intensive Care) Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria (AV) , a Sessional Lecturer at Monash University and a research adjunct with the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) and Monash University. He is also a current Director and Committee Chair of the Emergency Services and State Superannuation Fund.
Mr Stephenson has qualifications in intensive care paramedicine and intensive care nursing. Mr Stephenson is a Management Committee Member on the ANZIC-RC’s POLAR-RCT (Prophylactic Hypothermia Trial to Lessen Traumatic Brain Injury – Randomised Controlled Trial) and is a co-author on a number of clinical trials including in the pre hospital management of STEMI (AVOID) and cardiac arrest (RINSE), . In 2015, Mick was the recipient of an Ambulance Service Medal, in the Australia Day honours, for his distinguished service to Ambulance Victoria.
Since 1996, he has worked for Ambulance Victoria with responsibilities including management of all road and aeromedical ambulance services in Victoria , management and investigator roles for major clinical trials of international significance; delivery of MICA (intensive care) road ambulance response for the Melbourne Metropolitan region and serving on key AV committees such as the Medical Advisory Committee (medical governance), Research Governance Committee and the AV Board of Studies.
Mr Stephenson provides expert pre-hospital advice to the Australia-India Trauma Systems Collaboration and is actively involved in the development, training, and implementation of a notification system between Indian hospitals and ambulance providers.