The role civilian aeromedical services can play in providing clinical experience and exposure to military medics prior to deployment
NSW Ambulance, Sydney, Australia
Cameron has had a varied career with experience in the military, emergency services and education. Cameron is currently the Zone Manager for Southern NSW Helicopter Operations. His role sees him managing the day-to-day operations of over 100 staff on ambulance rescue helicopters and their medical teams responding to remote areas, canyons, cliffs, caves and aquatic search and rescue missions. Cameron has been a paramedic for 24 years and is certified as Critical Care Helicopter Paramedic and member of the NSW Ambulance Special Casualty Access Team.
Military experiences have informed civilian clinical practice for centuries. Today's civilian aeromedical operations see clinicians responding to thousands of critical patients in complex, austere and sometimes terrorist situations. These experiences have the opportunity to provide shared learning with our military counterparts, particularly in the area of military Aeromedical Evacuation.
This presentation will look at a program run within NSW for the past 8 years, that sees military medics attending civilian aeromedical training and missions prior to deployment. It will discuss the mutual benefits and opportunities for the future.