Andy Symons:

andysymons-pulsemetAndy is an Intensive Care Paramedic with over twenty-five years experience in the prehospital field of medicine. He trained in the UK and has worked in several high profile specialist areas which include theĀ Somerset & Dorset Air Ambulance.

Within Australia, Andy has worked on the RAC Rescue Helicopter (WA) as a Critical Care Paramedic and as Manager of Clinical Education for St John Ambulance. In order to maintain his clinical and academic currency, Andy works for St John Ambulance (NT) and Charles Sturt University; as well as maintaining his paramedic registration with the Health Care Professions Council (UK).

Andy is also an Australian and UK Advanced Life Support (ALS2 & ALS1) Course Director, ALS Instructor, ALS Instructor Course Instructor; Generic Instructor Course Instructor (UK), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Instructor, Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Instructor, Early Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) Instructor, Western Trauma Course Instructor, and anĀ Advanced Instructor in Emergo Training System.

Andy has also gained the following degrees; Master of Science (Paramedicine), Master of Science by research (Human Biology), Post Graduate Diploma (Critical Care Paramedicine), Post Graduate Certificate (Intensive Care Paramedic), Bachelor of Science (Paramedicine), Post Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching, and a Post Graduate Certificate of Further Education (UK).

Andy also holds the Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAE40110).

Mark McConnell:

markmcconnell-pulsmetMark is an Intensive Care Paramedic with over twenty-eight years of extensive paramedic experience.

He trained in Ireland, working on a number of high profile positions including HEMS in London, Critical Care Paramedicine; Emergency Response, Disaster Relief, as well as Operations and Clinical Manager.

Within Australia, Mark worked for St John Ambulance (WA) as a Clinical Team Leader. Mark has a comprehensive military background and an extensive knowledge of major incident management.

He has been instrumental in advising several government agencies on the management and educational requirements for disaster response within the prehospital setting.

He is a Major Incident Medical Management and Support Commander (MIMMS) Instructor and an Advanced Instructor in Emergo Training System.

In order to maintain his clinical and prehospital care knowledge, Mark still continues his work with local, national and international agencies or; as well as maintaining his paramedic registration with the Health Care Professions Council (UK).