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After the Bali bombing on 12 October 2002, many injured Australians required evacuation to Darwin, and then to burns units around Australia. Many patients were evacuated from Denpasar by Qantas, with assistance from staff of civilian medical retrieval services. The transport of patients from Darwin to specialist burns units involved a coordinated response(More)
Existing trauma registries in Australia and New Zealand play an important role in monitoring the management of injured patients. Over the past decade, such monitoring has been translated into changes in clinical processes and practices. Monitoring and changes have been ad hoc, as there are currently no Australasian benchmarks for "optimal" injury(More)
1. The relationships between renal creatinine clearance and the renal clearances of morphine, morphine-3-glucuronide (M3G) and morphine-6-glucuronide (M6G) were studied in fifteen intensive-care patients who were receiving morphine sulphate by constant intravenous infusion and who had diverse renal function. 2. An arterial blood sample was collected before(More)
BACKGROUND Factors predictive of death at South Australian major trauma services were investigated among 8,654 patients who had experienced severe trauma from 1997 to 2000. METHOD Univariate and multivariate analyses of age, sex, injury severity, presence of comorbid conditions, and calendar year of presentation were performed. RESULTS Multiple logistic(More)
In the 12 years from 1984 to 1995, Adelaide-based mobile intensive care teams transported 4443 critically ill patients from rural areas in South Australia and adjacent States to tertiary-level hospitals in Adelaide. The SA Ambulance Service undertook communications, support staffing and deployment of transport. Average radial distances in 819 road missions(More)
Surgical airway access justifiably remains the final option for managing the 'can't intubate can't ventilate' situation, but available techniques are often complicated and might require special equipment. This paper reports on the real world experience of two experienced Australian medical specialists with backgrounds in Anaesthesia and Aeromedical(More)