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Kiri Oates, Will Ibbotson Medical Officers RFDS SE Section   We needed to source a low fidelity, low cost, easily replicable chest wall simulator to train 50 GP Registrars in the critical care procedure of surgical thoracostomy and chest drain...
  • August 5, 2019
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Will Ibbotson RFDS South Eastern Section, Dubbo, NSW    Thoracic trauma such as rib fractures and penetrating injuries are commonly encountered in retrieval medicine. These injuries, and associated procedures (including thoracostomy) are painful to the point that ventilation may be...
  • July 24, 2019
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Kristin H. Edwards James Cook University In Queensland, centralized aeromedical coordination helps to address challenges around the management of complex health needs distributed across vast geographical areas. Recent decentralization of health and hospital regions in Queensland created a regional health...
  • June 21, 2019
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Dr Kiri Oates1 1Royal Flying Doctor Service, Dubbo, NSW   Objective – Design and conduct a practical training day for GP Registrars in a realistic environment focussing on farm hazards and emergency pre-hospital management. Method – Study day conducted on...
  • June 7, 2019
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Dr Mark Loeffler1 1Medicine Avenue, Melbourne, VIC, Australia   The first issue is of safety. One needed to drive from a hotel which was found a certain distance to reach the base. In peak traffic, this could be difficult. I...
  • June 7, 2019
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Dr Will Ibbotson1 1Royal Flying Doctor Service South East, Dubbo, NSW, Australia   The RFDS provides medical services to a number of mining sites in NSW. These sites are geographically isolated, and utilise many hazardous substances. We surveyed all mining sites...
  • June 7, 2019
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