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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Remote Medicine the
Defence Perspective
Colonel Leonard Br...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Scope
• Personal perspective
• Health support to current A...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Personal perspective
• Undergraduate
• Parachute Battalion...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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1998 PNG Tsunami
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Bougainville
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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East Timor
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Solomon Islands
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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RESOLUTE
Australian Border Protection
TESTAMENT
World Yout...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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HMAS LARRAKIA
• Armidale class “patrol boat”
• 21 sailors
...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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ASTUTE
East Timor
ANODE
Solomon Islands
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REGIO...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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East Timor Battle Group
• 3 RAR (Para)
• 500+
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AZURE /
HEDGEROW
Sudan
CATALYST /
SLIPPER
MEAO
MAZURKA
Sin...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Special Operations Task Group
• SAS & Commando
• Operating...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Oruzgan Province
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Remote and often rural
• Remote
– Physical
– Professional
...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Clinical military medicine
• Fit healthy population
– Acut...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Less common
• Communicable diseases
– Malaria
– Dengue fev...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Military Medical Training
• Undergraduate / GMS +GP traini...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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Not just Doctors
• Medical assistant
• Nursing officers – ...
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Headquarters Joint Operations Command
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AZURE /
HEDGEROW
Sudan
CATALYST /
SLIPPER
MEAO
MAZURKA
Sin...
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Remote Practice - The Australian Defence Force Perception

  1. 1. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Remote Medicine the Defence Perspective Colonel Leonard Brennan Director Health ACRRM 5th Scientific Forum and Rural Doctors Conference 2008
  2. 2. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Scope • Personal perspective • Health support to current ADF operations • Military medicine is remote and often rural • Clinical military medicine • Military medicine training
  3. 3. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Personal perspective • Undergraduate • Parachute Battalion • High Commission PNG • Parachute Surgical Team • 3rd (UK) Armoured Field Ambulance • 1st Field Hospital • HQ 3rd Brigade • 1st Health Support Battalion
  4. 4. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED 1998 PNG Tsunami
  5. 5. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED
  6. 6. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Bougainville
  7. 7. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED East Timor
  8. 8. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED
  9. 9. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Solomon Islands
  10. 10. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED RESOLUTE Australian Border Protection TESTAMENT World Youth Day 08 UNCLASSIFIED DOMESTIC OPERATIONS OUTREACH COUNTER TERRORISM DISATER RESPONSE
  11. 11. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED HMAS LARRAKIA • Armidale class “patrol boat” • 21 sailors • Coxswain
  12. 12. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED ASTUTE East Timor ANODE Solomon Islands UNCLASSIFIED REGIONAL OPERATIONS KIRIBATI ASSIST Kiribati PNG ASSIST Papua New Guinea
  13. 13. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED East Timor Battle Group • 3 RAR (Para) • 500+
  14. 14. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED AZURE / HEDGEROW Sudan CATALYST / SLIPPER MEAO MAZURKA Sinai PALADIN Israel/Lebanon UNCLASSIFIED GLOBAL OPERATIONS
  15. 15. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Special Operations Task Group • SAS & Commando • Operating in Southern Afghanistan
  16. 16. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Oruzgan Province
  17. 17. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Remote and often rural • Remote – Physical – Professional – Cultural
  18. 18. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED
  19. 19. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED
  20. 20. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED
  21. 21. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED
  22. 22. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Clinical military medicine • Fit healthy population – Acute general practice – Sports medicine ++ – Gastro/URTI/Skin conditions • Acute trauma • Underwater medicine • Aviation medicine • Aero-medical evacuation • Tropical medicine • Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear
  23. 23. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Less common • Communicable diseases – Malaria – Dengue fever • Battle casualties – PTSD – Traumatic brain injury – Syndromes “Shell Shock”, “Agent Orange”, “Gulf War” • Humanitarian Aid – Paediatrics – Obstetrics – Third world general practice!
  24. 24. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED
  25. 25. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED
  26. 26. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Military Medical Training • Undergraduate / GMS +GP training PGY2 • Military Medicine Courses – EMST Course with military module – FW or RW AME – Underwater Medicine Cse – Aviation medicine Cse – Medical Officer CBRN Cse – Occupational & Environmental Health Cse • Military Officer Courses
  27. 27. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED Not just Doctors • Medical assistant • Nursing officers – extended roles • Operating theatre technicians
  28. 28. UNCLASSIFIED Headquarters Joint Operations Command UNCLASSIFIED AZURE / HEDGEROW Sudan CATALYST / SLIPPER MEAO MAZURKA Sinai PALADIN Israel/Lebanon RESOLUTE Australian Border Protection ASTUTE East Timor ANODE Solomon Islands TESTAMENT World Youth Day 08 Questions UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED OUTREACH

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