Month: March 2020

Dr Pragati Gautama MBBS, BSc ( Hons ), FDRHMNZ, FRNZCGP DipObs , DTM&H.   Rural medicine is determined by its social context, and is represented by  both professional and geographical isolation. Include the impact of resource limitation and financial deprivation...
  • March 12, 2020
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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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Dan Hoare Winch mission are amongst the most complex of aeromedical rescues conducted.  Providing exceptional critical care in the remote or coastal environments will often involve winching.  In the past 18 months, the Toll Ambulance Rescue Helicopter Service have completed...
  • March 11, 2020
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Mr Philip Hogan1 1Heliport Design Group, Myers Flat, Australia Heliport landings are done at thousands of hospital heliports daily without incident. it is done with such a routine that safety can be taken for granted. In this presentation I will...
  • March 11, 2020
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Miss Prue Young1 1St John, Nelson, New Zealand The primary Aeromedical services in New Zealand have undergone a rapid change in recent years. With the introduction of a required 24-hour response capability, under the updated National Ambulance Sector Office agreement,...
  • 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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Dr Alana Harper1,2 1Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, Auckland, New Zealand, 2Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand Healthcare professional wellbeing is now part of the “Quadruple Aim”. According to the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) burnout leads to lower levels...
  • March 11, 2020
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Dr Thelma Arieta Fa’asalele1 1NSW NETS, Bankstown, Australia NSW NETS – Moving more than retrieval teams. New South Wales is a large state, more than 800, 00km2, where distance limits access for patients from peripheral hospital to tertiary care. Some...
  • March 11, 2020
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Ms Ann-Maree Brady1 1Children’s Health Queensland Retrieval Service (CHQRS), KALINGA, Australia What is a retrieval? How do you explain it to a child? We have seen recently books developed to help children have an understanding of natural disasters. But what...
  • March 11, 2020
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