Medical Rescue employs doctors to work alongside Intensive Care Paramedics (ICPs). Having a crew configuration of Doctor/Paramedic combines the skills of both primary and secondary inter hospital transfer into one crew maximising utilisation of the aircraft which can be re tasked between missions without changing crew. This has been long acknowledged in Australia following the NSW 2004 Air Ambulance review and has become the industry standard in Australian state aeromedical services. Our doctors undergo training in the aeromedical environment, hold a Cert III Aviation (Rescue Crew) and have experience in helicopter winching and rescue techniques. Our doctors hail from a variety of specialties but all have a background in Emergency medicine and experience working in a pre hospital environment whether it be Military or civilian aeromedical operations.
Our Intensive Care Paramedics (ICPs) have all been clinical leaders for state or territory ambulance services, are true intensive care trained paramedics, and are at the pinnacle of their careers working as flight paramedics. Our ethos is that ICPs are dual trained as wireman and hold a Cert III Aviation (Rescue Crew), and undergo additional training specific to the airframe they operate from to ensure close integration with aviation crew.
Flight Nurses who crew the International air ambulance are all registered nurses from Australia with a background in aviation medicine, Intensive care, and/or emergency medicine. Our flight nurses have also undergone our recognised aeromedical training (AMEC) which has a practical rescue focus, and is beyond what is normally taught through traditional flight nurse training or gained from hospital experience.
SEARCH AND RESCUE CREW
Medical Rescue can also supply permanent SAR aircrew who have all undergone rigorous fitness testing and hold current first aid certificates, Bronze medalions, and have undertaken our rotary wing AME course and Cert III / Cert IV Aviation (rescue crew/aircrew) training.