Month: June 2019

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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Anthony Lock   “We made a difference to so many people in such a short space of time.” (Aeromedical Evacuation Team Leader – Royal Australian Air Force, January 2005, Operation Sumatra Assist – post the apocalyptic Boxing Day tsunami). Those...
  • June 18, 2019
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Mark Matthews   Listen to some patient insights from Big Wave Surfer Mark Mathews who credits Ambulance officers and Aeromedical Retrieval Specialists for saving his leg after a server wipe-out on the south coast of NSW.
  • June 11, 2019
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Fred Fernandes1 1CASA\ Aviation Group The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) examines various underlying influences on safety in sectors of the aviation community by developing sector safety risk profiles. A sector safety risk profile gathers data from as many sources...
  • June 11, 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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Lisa Gabb Nurse Educator – Queensland Children’s Hospital   It is a hot, sunny day in Queensland. The paediatric retrieval team are completing base checks when the phone rings. There is panic at the end of the phone. Two toddlers...
  • June 4, 2019
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