Pre-hospital care delivery is an expanding area of medicine that involves the collaboration of multiple services including the ambulance, fire and police in addition to the medical and nursing teams working with the hospital system to deliver streamlined care.
The composition of these teams will vary depending on the patient's needs, resources available and the location of the incident. In Queensland, Retrieval Services Queensland performs the medical coordination, tasking and telemedicine services across the state. RSQ engage and work alongside Queensland Ambulance Service to provide the resources needed at the scene.
The delivery of prehospital care involves the assessment, provision of analgesia, airway support, haemodynamic management and disposition decisions with highly skilled teams performing these tasks in often austere environments. When preparing a patient for retrieval a structured process is of benefit to ensure further safe transfer is undertaken.
Each kit is a collection of tools and resources to guide the effective delivery of a trauma education event. The kits are designed for use in any Queensland Health facility and can be modified by the facilitator to the needs of the learner, as well as the environment in which the education is being delivered.
Other resources and tools on the topic of pre-hospital retrieval.