Volume 15 No. 3

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In Memoriam: Lieutenant Matthew Davey, RANR1

Lieutenant Matthew Davey RANR was tragically involved in the crash of a Navy Sea King helicopter in Indonesia in April 2005. The attached personal recollection was written by Commander Geoff Day RANR and published in Goorangai, the Occasional Papers of the Royal Australian Naval Reserve Professional Studies Program in April 2006. It is reprinted by… Read more »

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Primary Casualty Reception Facilitya

Health support is an important consideration in any joint or combined operation. From a practical perspective, health support, both preventative and therapeutic, exists to conserve the fighting strength of the forces, ultimately contributing to the maintenance of operational capability and the success of the mission. Health support is also influenced by Australian societal expectations that injured members of the armed forces will… Read more »

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Current and future combat airway options available to the Advanced Medical Assistant (AMA)

The consequences of ineffective airway control are obvious to all clinicians. With this in mind, can it be said that the AMA is adequately trained and equipped to manage the airways of combat casualties? In order to respond, we must first explore five other questions. 1. How common are airway injuries in combat? 2. Which challenges are specific to the… Read more »

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The Role That Therapeutic Hypothermia plays in the Recovery of Hypoxic Patients in the Australian Defence Force

For the 2006 joint conference, three scholarships were offered to non-commissioned officers and ratings of the ADF and ADF reserves supporting individual attendance. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants had to submit an essay on a topic of military medicine and health. The two papers that follow are two of those essays.. The Association… Read more »

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Workplace Assesment 2005-1 – Shell Ondina® Oil 15 RAN School of Ship Safety and Survivability – West (SSSS-W). HMAS Stirling

Introduction The School of Ship Safety and Survivability – West (SSSS-W) at HMAS STIRLING is one of three Royal Australian Navy facilities responsible for shipboard damage control training. For many years these facilities used diesel fuel for realistic firefighting training, however concerns regarding environmental issues, and trainee and instructor exposure to diesel smoke, resulted a change to LPG… Read more »

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This is the last issue of the Australian Military Medicine Association journal to be published in the current format and under the name Australian Military Medicine. Australian Military Medicine as an entity arose from the Association’s newsletter which has been published since 1991. It has grown and developed into a journal that publishes scientific and professional work in the areas of military… Read more »

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