Western Health ED visits Adult Retrieval Victoria

On the 6th of January 2016, as part of Wednesday training,  the registrars participated in a field trip to ARV, at its current location at Essendon Fields (co-located with Air Ambulance Victoria). The purpose of this teaching session was to highlight other aspects of the state’s critical care system. The visit included a guided tour or the base and aircraft, case presentations and interactive scenario training.

At some point in your careers as ED physicians, you will be involved with a retrieval service, either referring, receiving or as a retrievalists. Consultant Emergency Physicians at Western Health who have previously worked for/currently work for ARV include:

Hans Hollerer, Ruth Hew, Stacy Turner, Mark Dent, Lucia Le-Kim, Andy Tagg, Terence Yuen.

Others have worked with organisations such as Careflight  (retrievalists and coordinators):

Martin Bicket, Karen Robins-Browne.

ARV is currently accredited as a Specialised Skill rotation for 6 months with ACEM and ANZCA.

Many thanks to the Education lead (Dr Daniel Crompton), Education Advisors (Dr Tim Gray and Toni Moylan), Clinical Lead (Dr Charlotte Evans), Retrievalists (Dr Michael Ashbolt and Dr Ying Chen), Flight MICA Paramedic (Toby St Clair), Director (Dr Marcus Kennedy) and administrative assistants (Tanya Kennedy and Janelle Crawford), for making this an enjoyable and highly educational experience.

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