Geography – extremes in remoteness; distance or accessibility

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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Miss Jenna McGeever1 1NETS NSW , Bankstown Aerodrome   , Australia Over the last 40 years the Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS) in NSW has developed a retrieval service that provides safe and timely transportation of critically ill babies...
  • May 7, 2019
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Dr Toby Fogg1 1Careflight, Sydney, Australia CareFlight provide aeromedical support for the INPEX Liquified Natural Gas Project, over 200kms offshore from Broome. There have been over 2000 FIFO workers offshore at any one time who have been looked after by...
  • May 7, 2019
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Dr Andrew Hooper1, Dr Matthew Crockett2, Dr Nihar Jha2, Dr McAuliffe William2, Dr A Chiu2, Dr T Phillips2, Dr T Singh2 1RFDS Western Operations, Jandakot, Australia, 2Neurological Intervention and Imaging Service of Western Australia, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Australia...
  • May 7, 2019
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Mr Ben Harris1 1St John Ambulance WA, Marmion, Australia An adult male has partially amputated his leg as the result of an accident aboard a fishing vessel on the edge of the Great Australian Bight. The patient is critically injured....
  • May 7, 2019
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