Clinicians working independently and remotely in the out-of-hospital context require extended skills and capabilities essential for providing safe, high-quality care to people in remote areas. This presentation will cover the clinical issues impacted by geographical, political and cultural barriers; and experiences from the high Himalayas, war zones and the Pacific Islands will be shared to assist clinicians to work ‘where there is no ambulance’.
The Paramedics Australasia Rural Outback and Remote (ROAR) 2019 Conference promises to deliver an informative and educational program aimed at those working in rural, outback and remote out-of-hospital settings.
This exciting program will showcase a broad range of speakers and topics, providing delegates with opportunities to gain new knowledge, apply learned skills to their practice and earn valuable CPD hours. The knowledge and skills gained at ROAR 2019 will benefit paramedics, rural and remote nurses, retrieval and flight specialists, and other allied health staff working side-by-side in this unique environment.
Steve is a paramedic and paramedic educator, Griffith University. Interests includes geography, remote medicine and human behaviour in extreme environments. He's a Royal Geographical Society Fellow and an Expedition Medicine Faculty member.