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Keeping Things Calm: Remote Retrieval of the Psychiatric Patient

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.

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I recently presented at the ASA/FNA/ASAM Aeromedical Retrieval Conference…

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MEDEST Review 30. One year in Review.

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DISCLOSURE: MEDEST strongly encourage AWARNESS reading the propoused articles.
Abstracts are often misleading and articles potentially biased. Even this selection is not immune from potential bias (just human factors not commercial interests).
So download the full text and read it carefully to have a clear and complete opinion of the related topics.

The latest Review of the year is dedicated to a collection of the most important (for us) articles of this 2014.

This is MEDEST way to wish you all Merry Xmas.

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Enjoy the reading:

Cardiac Arrest

Chest compression

Mechanical Devices

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