Originally posted on The Collective:
Jodie Mills, RN works with CareFlight’s Top End Medical Retrieval Service, flying out of Darwin across vast stretches of the Northern Territory. She grew up in the Royal Melbourne Hospital ICU before moving to Darwin 8 years ago where she completed midwifery studies. She joined CareFlight 4 years ago and slightly pities all those who don’t get to fly in the top end.
When asked to contribute to a blog and write about psychiatric aeromedical retrieval all I heard was my colleagues’ collective signs of “not another psych job!!”
The thing is, I’ve developed a bit of an interest in these patients after closely looking at the psychiatric retrievals in NT for the last 3 years. This specialised patient group presents a huge challenge to both the flight crew and our remote colleagues when presenting acutely unwell in our communities.
By the Numbers
I recently presented at the ASA/FNA/ASAM Aeromedical Retrieval Conference…
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This saved a life recently. Online learning works!
Originally posted on MEDEST:
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The latest Review of the year is dedicated to a collection of the most important (for us) articles of this 2014.
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- Chest Compression Alone Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Is Associated With Better Long-Term Survival Compared with Standard Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Chest compression depth and survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
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