Con­fer­ence ROARs to life in Al­ice Springs

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AUS­TRALIA’S first ru­ral, out­back and re­mote (ROAR) para­medic con­fer­ence is be­ing held in Al­ice Springs to­day and to­mor­row.

The pro­gram will see the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice pro­vide a sim­u­la­tion ex­er­cise in its sim­u­la­tor at the Mer­cure Ho­tel, and will show­case the work of its lo­cal paramedics, doc­tors and nurses.

The work­shop will also look to press the need for a he­li­copter to help the RFDS tend to re­mote com­mu­ni­ties.

It will help the ser­vice bring a high level of crit­i­cal care to re­mote re­gions. Cur­rently, Al­ice Springs has only a fixed­wing air­craft through the RFDS.

Other work­shops will in­clude a trauma in the streets pro­gram, men­tal health chal­lenges, and air am­bu­lance and travel re­trieval.

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