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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2014 Week 1 Hansard (27 February) . . Page.. 389..


Environment—climate change

Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Coe on Wednesday, 27 November 2013): The cost of delivering the survey was $39,120. This was delivered as part of a package of work of research and analysis designed to inform the government on the information needs of the community and to support the development of a new community engagement strategy. Other aspects of the work included focus groups and literature review which helped inform the survey design.

ACT Ambulance Service—cardiac monitors

Mr Corbell (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Wall on Wednesday, 23 October 2013): Since July 2013:

1) There have been sixteen incidents reported that involve difficulties being experienced with transmission procedures.

2) Ten of the reported incidents involve blue tooth pairing not being achieved between the cardiac monitor / defibrillator, and a mobile phone, which transmits the ECG. Reported incidents include simulated environments, bench testing, shift commencement equipment checks and during patient monitoring.

The ACT Ambulance Service has, since 2009, maintained a procedure to guide officers' actions in situations where Bluetooth pairing or ECG transmission failure occurs. This is necessary due to the ECG transmission system having a number of potential fail points i.e. no telephone network coverage - flat phone battery etc.

At no time has patient safety been compromised.

ACT Ambulance Service—cardiac monitors

Mr Corbell (in reply to a question by Ms Lawder on Wednesday, 23 October 2013): Since July 2013:

1) There has been one reported incident of a battery not charging.

2) There have been eighteen incidents reported where inaccurate Non Invasive Blood Pressure Readings have been observed. Reported incidents include simulated environments, bench testing, shift commencement equipment checks and during patient monitoring. The last reported inaccurate Non Invasive Blood Pressure reading occurred on 31 October 2013.

At no time has patient safety been compromised.

All front line vehicles carry equipment to measure blood pressure if there is concern with the Non Invasive Blood Pressure Reading recorded by the cardiac monitor.


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