CODE OF ETHICS FOR EVENT AND INDUSTRIAL MEDICS
Professional status as an Event or Industrial Medic Practitioner is maintained and enriched by the willingness of the individual practitioner to accept and fulfil obligations to society, other medical professionals, and the EMS profession. As a pre hospital Medic practitioner, I solemnly pledge myself to the following code of professional ethics:
to conserve life, alleviate suffering, promote health, do no harm, and encourage the quality and equal availability of emergency medical care.
to provide services based on human need, with compassion and respect for human dignity, unrestricted by consideration of nationality, race, creed, colour, or status; to not judge the merits of the patient’s request for service, nor allow the patient’s socioeconomic status to influence our demeanour or the care that we provide.
to not use professional knowledge and skills in any enterprise detrimental to the public well-being.
to respect and hold in confidence all information of a confidential nature obtained in the course of professional service unless required by law to divulge such information.
to use social media in a responsible and professional manner that does not discredit, dishonour, or embarrass an other organizations, co-workers, other health care practitioners, patients, individuals or the community at large.
as a citizen, to understand and uphold the law and perform the duties of citizenship; as a professional, to work with concerned citizens and other health care professionals in promoting a high standard of emergency medical care to all people.
to maintain professional competence, striving always for clinical excellence in the delivery of patient care.
to assume responsibility in upholding standards of professional practice and education.
to assume responsibility for individual professional actions and judgment, both in dependent and independent emergency functions, and to know and uphold the laws which affect the practice of Medic.
to be aware of and participate in matters of legislation and regulation affecting First Aid.
to work cooperatively with all emergency associates and other allied healthcare professionals in the best interest of our patients.
to refuse participation in unethical procedures and unethical conduct
Meeting trainer and assessor requirements
Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015, specifically Clauses 1.13 – 1.16.
2.1 How trainers and assessors demonstrate current industry skills
Your trainers/assessors need to show how they have maintained, upgraded or developed new skills relevant to the current industry needs. Evidence relating to trainers and assessors’ industry skills can take many forms.
Your RTO should ideally ensure that trainers and assessors are regularly exposed to industry workplaces and that they have the ability to participate in workplace tasks. The purpose of a trainer/assessor visit to a workplace will determine whether the visit counts towards evidence of current industry skills. Delivering training and assessment in a workplace does not constitute the development of current industry skills. However, attending a workplace to experience the latest techniques, processes and resources could contribute to the demonstration of current industry skills.
Other activities which a trainer and assessor could participate in to contribute to the demonstration of current industry skills include:
Participation in relevant professional development activities: the implementation guide may provide a list of relevant industry associations. A trainer and assessor could consult with these industry associations to identify relevant development activities they could attend.
Participation in networks: this could include attendance at industry breakfasts, workplace health and safety meetings and discussions with employers.
Child Safe Code of Conduct
As an employee, contractor or volunteer, I am responsible for promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in this workplace.
· I will not:
Subject a child to any form of corporal punishment, social isolation, immobilisation, sexual suggestion, offence or misconduct.
· Direct a child to perform in a sexually provocative or unsafe manner.
· Communicate with a child in ways that are likely to humiliate, frighten or distress the child.
· Use tobacco products or possess or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs at any time while working with children.
· Develop any ‘special’ relationships with children that could be seen as grooming/favouritism such as the offering of gifts or special treatment.
· Do things of a personal nature that a child can do for themselves, such as toileting or changing clothes.
· I will:
· Treat children with respect and be a positive role model in my conduct with them.
· Communicate with the children in an age appropriate and realistic manner.
· Set clear boundaries about appropriate behaviour between myself and a child.
· Only have physical contact with a child in ways which are appropriate to my professional or agreed role and responsibilities.
· Be willing to listen and respond appropriately to a child’s views and concerns.
· Respond quickly, fairly and transparently to any serious complaints made by a child or related to a child.
· Abide by my reporting obligations in relation to the employer’s Incident Register.
· Abide by the mandatory Code of Practice as part of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) (Child Employment) Regulation 2015.
All members must agree to this code.