Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference (ROAR) 2021
The Rural Outback and Remote Paramedic Conference is designed specifically for paramedics and allied health professionals working in rural, outback and remote locations.
Remote preterm birth prevention: Comparing Nifedipine and Salbutamol tocolysis in aeromedical retrieval.
For remote women in preterm labour, tocolysis options keep foetuses inutero during aeromedical transport to reach tertiary centres. This study set out to determine tocolytic efficaciousness in halting preterm labour during aeromedical retrieval between Nifedipine; and Nifedipine with Salbutamol. This study undertook a retrospective analysis of women requiring aeromedical retrieval for threatened preterm labour within RFDS WA between 2013-2018. 236 retrievals were reviewed, finding Salbutamol with Nifedipine significantly more effective in tocolysis (71.6%) than Nifedipine alone (58.9%).
Biography: Bree Spring-Walsh
Flight Nurse ~ Breeanna Spring Walsh – AKA Bree grew up in Jurien Bay, WA, relying heavily on the RFDS and silver chain nurse for medical support. Bree is now based in far north Queensland, Townsville. She is a passionate RN since 2004 and RM 2012. BNurs, GCertNurs(IntCare), GCertAeromedRetrieval, GDipMidwifery, GDipAeromedRetrieval. With a critical care background – ICU, CCU, HDU, NCCU Flight Nurse since 2009, worked across northern Australia and internationally. Bree is currently on maternity leave from RFDS, upskilling between cardiothoracic ICU and maternity unit. Finishing the Master of Medical and Health Science by Research, which has led to this research project. Passionate about remote health care, especially obstetric and premature neonate care.