Caring for Critically Injured Patients in the Top End of Australia

Dr Hugh Heggie, Director of Medical Services – Primary Health Care Division at the Top End Health Service talks about the journey of the critically injured patient in the remote Northern Territory. Factors discussed include assessment and primary interventions, consultant led care via telecommunications and subsequent retrieval.

Recorded on Saturday, 23 August 2014 at the conjoint meeting of the Provincial Surgeons of Australia and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Trauma and Indigenous Health Committees, Darwin Convention Center, Northern Territory.