How often have you managed a patient or scene where HAZMAT considerations are required? How about Hyperbaric emergencies? Join the Tasmanian Chapter for an evening discussing these less commonly encountered conditions and areas of paramedic management.
In this session Tim Schmidtke (Ambulance Tasmania Intensive Care Paramedic and Clinical Services Officer) and Ellis Gingell (Ambulance Tasmania Paramedic and Emergency Operations Centre Officer) will be delving into all things HAZMAT drawing from their training and experience in this field.
Presenting alongside them will be Dr. Rod Franks (Royal Hobart Hospital Department of Hyperbaric Medicine and Ambulance Tasmania Aeromedical Retrieval) exploring principles of and common hyperbaric emergencies.
Note: the information delivered in this session is based on Tasmanian processes. These processes may differ from state to state.
Biography: Dr. Rod Franks
Rod has a background as a specialist emergency physician at the RHH for 30 years. He is currently working part time as a specialist in Hyperbaric Medicine and also Retrieval Coordination for Ambulance Tasmania. He has previously been Ambulance Service Medical Officer for extended periods for both the South and more recently North West Tasmania. He has chaired the Tasmanian Ambulance Clinical Council for over a decade.