If your present helicopter operation requires AME/SAR medical crew Medical Rescue can assist with the correct medical configuration of your aircraft and provision of dual trained professional aeromedical crew.
SAR MEDICAL CREW
Search and Rescue helicopters and aeromedical helicopters are often one and the same requiring a well trained rear crew with both SAR and medical skills, experience and qualifications. Either a medical condition resulted in the need for rescue, or will result from exposure to the environment while awaiting rescue. Either way SAR crews are faced with having to deliver medical care once a person is found.
Moves towards providing at least one highly qualified paramedic on SAR helicopters are being undertaken by service providers world wide. Medical Rescue's helicopter flight medical crew are trained as rescue crew to Australias only nationally accredited Cert III Aviation (Rescue) to ensure they are not only experienced autonomous clinicians but also fit for the role of a rescue "down the wire" crewman. Trained in the various winch techniques and helicopter operations.
The lack of national registration of paramedic qualifications has lead to the term "paramedic" being widely used by lesser qualified personnel. Having only basic trained “medics” adds additional levels of risk to the patient and operation where the paramedic is required to think and act autonomously often a long way from definitive care and additional advanced level support. It is widely accepted that two medical crew are required when conducting an aeromedical evacuation and this is not considered best practice.
Medical Rescue have a team Doctors, and Intensive Care Paramedics with Cert III aviation rescue crew training and extensive flight experience. The paramedics are given authority to practice by our clinical directors who review the care given to every patient they look after to ensure best clinical practice and adherance with our doccumented clinical practice guidelines (CPGs)
Having highly qualified medical crew on a SAR/AME helicopter allows for more intensive treatment in flight, and the opportunity to identify the most suitable destination medical facility which may not be the closest.