EMERGENCY MEDICINE ON THE END OF A PHONE

How do you resuscitate an acute anaphylaxis from 1000km away?

Here is the official magazine story

Flying Doctor Queensland August 2011

Talking a layperson through giving a total of 4 intramuscular injections of adrenaline was quite a stressful resuscitation for me, 1000km away from the patient!

What is not written in the article is the fact at one point during the case, the cattle station staff wanted to put the patient into a small helicopter with a pilot and head straight for the nearest hospital about 45 minutes away

This is an example of a Robbie 44 helicopter

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/001753L.html

At this stage of the emergency, the patient was vomiting although was breathing better. So I thought it was best to load him into a car with a few friends and the rest of the adrenaline and meet the road ambulance on the highway halfway.

 

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