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Henry Winzar, Atlas Medical, presents at the OHS Leaders Summit

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  • Thought provoking subject becauseSuggests that the Bar or Standards are not at the right level– andThat some of the medical Companies may not be delivering an appropriate standard of medical support.In fact one of the many reasons for Atlas Medical was that we believe that we can do a lot better.What advantages does this have on Safety and Clients.The standard of Medical and Emergency Coverage – directly relates to LTI’Will reduce the Clients LTI’s – Return the workers back to work quickerFinancial SavingsMove onto the areas that I am going to talk about -
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  • COMPANY OVERVIEW1. 3 Directors all with Ambulance Service Paramedical experience2. Significant experience in our own right2. Bus accidents, Coordinated MCI incidents both on road, water and Air accidents.3. Geoff Ramin - All of his DR’s. are head of departments of A&E.OUR Staff – Next Slide
  • Very High standards for our staff Will not choose staff that have limited experience.Sound Communications skillsClient FocusedCompany Foundation Principles
  • State Ambulance Service and the HospitalsAppropriately trained and experienced ProfessionalsMake clinical decisions based on years of experience. Knowledge through tertiary education and high broad range of skills.
  • Two key points – Raising the Bar, and Medical SupportFirst Aiders – Pad and Bandages; Splinters, CPR and basic life saving techniques. The Play an important role in the first response. No ExperienceIndustrial Paramedics – Same as First Aiders with a six week course added. Limited first line drugs, Penthrane and salbutamol. No ExperienceParamedics RFDS KITS – Essentially First Aiders with a kit of limited front line drugs that require a Dr. to authorize to give. No ExperienceCurrent paramedics – Must have a Current “Certificate of Practice”. Must have experienceRegistered Nurses – Must be Registered not simply enrolled and have experience in A&E or Critical Care areas.Doctors – Must be experienced in emergency management of Pts. Not just a GP.Atlas Medical Statics:Cases completed on three sites over a six (6) month period.100% of the cases97.46% of the cases were treated on-site with no recordable Lost time.2.54% of the cases were seen by a medical professional – Doctor or dentist etc.Out of the these cases 16.76% of these cases were treated on-site with advanced clinical care – drugs and treatments and did not require further treatment by a Dr. or a medical facility.
  • How to Raise the BarExperienced Paramedics and Nurses = Lower LTIR’s
  • War story Woppo Meningococcal
  • In the event that Atlas Medical is engaged to provide healthcare services at a remote site, we than would provide the following packages: Reasons for the Risk Assessment_ Identify to the client the risksIdentify to Atlas Medical and staff of the risksIdentify the resources we would require along with the drugs and medications we may need.Risk assessment – Identify generally 10 of the highest risk factors specific to each site.E.G Heat, Flooding, The Flu, Hygiene – V&D, Extensive list of Drugs and antibiotics.Does your company currently offer?12 Lead ECG’s
  • If you want a copy of these slides just see me at the end of this session and I can email them to you.

Henry Winzar, Atlas Medical, presents at the OHS Leaders Summit Henry Winzar, Atlas Medical, presents at the OHS Leaders Summit Presentation Transcript

  • PresentationToOHS Leaders Summit – 2013Raising the Bar for Medical Support toMining and Remote Areas
  •  Company Overview Raising the Bar for Medical Support to Mining andRemote areas. Checklist for medical support What Atlas Medical Offer. QuestionsHealthcare for Mining, oil, gas and construction
  •  Managed by 3 Directors with over 70 years ofcombined experience as Advanced Care andIntensive Care Paramedics. On-road experience, Multi-casualty incidents, Helicopter, Rescue, SORT, Water police, Major Events, Paramedic Teaching and Education, Ambulance Management.Healthcare for Mining, oil, gas and construction
  •  Support by a Associate Professor - Dr. GeoffRamin – Medical Director & Critical CareCoordinator of RFDS - Coordinates AtlasMedical’s 24/7 clinical advisory service. Staff – Qualified, experienced Advanced Careand Intensive Care Paramedics with at least 5years on-road background. Registered “Acute Care” Nurses Doctors with emergency and remote areaexperience.Healthcare for Mining, oil, gas and construction
  •  Core Values Reduce the LTIR’s by employing IndustrialMedicine best practice with specific on-sitepatient management and treatment regimes Reduce the impact that Atlas Medical has onthe local CommunityHealthcare for Mining, oil, gas andconstruction
  •  “Raising the Bar for Medical Support to Mining and RemoteAreas” The Bar: Reflects each individual medical Company & the industry is self-regulated. First Aiders, Industrial Paramedics, The word “Paramedic” is unregulated Paramedics – not certified Paramedics with RFDS Kits, Current Advanced Care and Intensive Care Paramedics, Registered Critical Care Nurses, Doctors. Must be Emergency and Remote area trained.Healthcare for Mining, oil, gas and construction
  •  CHAIN OF RESPONSE Complete Incident Report Add to monthly statistical data reportHealthcare for Mining, oil, gas andconstructionInitial incidentFirst Aid andcall forassistanceOn SiteMedicalInterventionSpecialisedMedicalsupport ifrequiredTransportstrategies
  •  How to Raise the Bar “Checklist” for decision makers Currently qualified, tertiary trainedexperienced Paramedics, Nurses. “Drugs and Poisons Certification” –Government legislated requirement. An extensive list of Health Departmentapproved medications – includingantibiotics*. Regular clinical skills recertification process. Regular clinical governance and audit system.Healthcare for Mining, oil, gas and construction
  •  An Emergency Doctor on-call 24/7. Industry specific insurance including: Work-cover Public Liability Professional IndemnityHealthcare for Mining, oil, gas and construction
  •  Company Offers – Conduct a site specific “Clinical RiskAssessment” World Class Medical Intervention 24/7 withSatellite access to medical Specialists. Toolbox/Pre-start safety sessions, scenariotraining and demonstrations. Reaccreditation of Paramedics Certification Nationally Accredited Training in:- First Aid,CPR, LVR.Healthcare for Mining, oil, gas and construction
  •  First Aid Kits and restocking Supplies Seasonal Flu Immunisations Occupational Health Monitoring and Testing Drug and Alcohol Testing www.atlasmedical.com.auHealthcare for Mining, oil, gas and construction
  •  REFERENCES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paramedics_in_Australia#Paramedic Atlas Medical Status Datacaserecords. http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/about/Publications/Documents/264/WorkplaceInjury_DiseaseRecordingStandard_Workplace_1990_PDF.pdf http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/australian-work-health-and-safety-strategy-2012-2022 http://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/WorkSafe/PDF/Statistics-industry/ANZSIC_2006_Rates.pdf.pdf http://www.workcover.nsw.gov.au/formspublications/publications/Pages/statisticalbulletins.aspx QUESTIONS!Healthcare for Mining, oil, gas and construction
  • Healthcare for Mining, oil, gas and construction
  • Healthcare for Mining, oil, gas andconstruction