Unique Environments

Mr Dan Martin1,2, Ms  Jacintha Pickles1 1SAAS MedSTAR, Adelaide Airport, Australia, 2James Cook University, Townsville, Australia In November 2019, at the request of the Samoan Ministry of Health, the Australian Federal Government deployed the Australian Medical Assistance Team (AUSMAT) to...
  • March 11, 2020
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Ms Rebekah Judd1 1St John, Auckland, New Zealand This will be a presentation of the timeline of the events that occurred from an Air Desk perspective; the tasking of helicopters with the right level of crewing, where the helicopters were...
  • March 11, 2020
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Miss Prue Young1 1St John, Nelson, New Zealand On December 9th, 2019, at 2.11pm, Whakaari White Island Erupted. A community and local emergency services driven response supported the evacuation of the injured and dying from the island, while Aeromedical services...
  • March 11, 2020
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Mr Marty Nichols1 1NSW Ambulance, Helicopter Operations, Bankstown Aerodrome, Australia Background In 2017 NSW Ambulance commenced a new statewide aviation contract. As part of this process a standardised weak-link mechanism was used throughout the state between the attachement point of...
  • March 11, 2020
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Mr Marty Nichols1 1NSW Ambulance, Helicopter Operations, Bankstown Aerodrome, Australia Background The NSW Ambulance HEMS service operates in unique environments everyday. Due to the geographical features of NSW (vast coastline and the great divding range) a need exists for a...
  • March 10, 2020
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Dr Chris Duncan1, Mr Stefan  Gabor1, Mr  Marcel Driessen1 1Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, Ardmore, New Zealand At 1411 on the 9th December 2019 Whakaari / White Island erupted. The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (ARHT) sent two AW 169 helicopters with...
  • March 10, 2020
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Ms Whitney Hughes1 1Qantas Airlines, Mascot, Australia In December 2019 there was emergence of a Novel Coronavirus from Hubei Provence, China. By January 2020, it was evident that this virus had already infected a significant number of persons with increasing...
  • March 10, 2020
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Miss Hannah Latta1 1Life Flight Wellington / Wellington Free Ambulance, Porirua, New Zealand This is an epic account of a trauma call involving Dave a forestry worker who was critically injured by a felled log on a steep hills side. ...
  • March 10, 2020
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Chief Superintendent Cameron Edgar1 1NSW Ambulance, Sydney, Australia The state is on fire. Emergency services are responding to an enormous volume of bush fire calls with people missing and patients severely injured. Operating conditions are extreme with smoke turning day...
  • March 10, 2020
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Dr Emmeline Finn Winching aeromedical personnel into primary scenes to attend to critically injured or ill patients is risk taking and life threatening.  The act of winching requires centralised clinical coordination particularly around risk vs benefit for these missions.  Preparation ...
  • March 10, 2020
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