Remote Trauma: How the austere environment impacts complexity


About the course

This presentation is part of Trauma on the Border 2019

Synopsis: Pre-hospital medical care in a resource limited environment (austere) can be challenging. Although finite factors are involved, the limitations of the austere premedical care provided are further impacted by complexities. These occur in pre-hospital arenas such as state ambulance, humanitarian operations, natural disaster response, tactical field operations and the wilderness. The complexity factors that impact trauma in austere environments will be discussed though short case studies.

Biography: Steve is an Australian based paramedic, paramedic educator and paramedic lecturer with experience working in state ambulance, humanitarian operations, aeromedical / flight, and exploratory expeditions. His research interest in austere medicine has taken him to the Himalayas, Mongolia, the Pacific Islands, the Arctic and both the Sinai and Sahara deserts. Prior to this, Steve was an Australian soldier who deployed to Timor & Iraq. Steve is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Fellow candidate for the Wilderness Medical Society. He holds a Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership, a Bachelor of Paramedic Practice, Diploma of Journalism, and is completing a Master of Public Health (Remote and Polar Medicine).

Presentation slides are available below under "Lesson 2", once you have enrolled in this course.


Presented by Steve Whitfield

Australian based paramedic, paramedic educator and paramedic lecturer with experience working in state ambulance, humanitarian operations, aeromedical / flight, and exploratory expeditions.


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Course Information

Length
31 minutes
Released
12th Apr 2019
Cost
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Non-member $19
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