Australia: The Flying Doctors— Introduction (01:23)
Approximately 90% of Australia's population lives on the coast; inhabitants in remote regions are isolated. Careflight helps inhabitants receive immediate medical care; they conduct over 4,000 missions a year.
Geissling Farm (03:19)
Organizations like Careflight are vital in areas like Queensland. Bernard Fontanille meets with Daron Geissling who lost part of a thumb while working on the farm and received airborne help. Geissling recalls a hiker breaking his leg in the mountain and receiving help from helicopter personnel.
Careflight Base, Marcoola (03:36)
Teams consisting of a doctor, paramedic, mechanic, and pilot are on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Anthony Crompton (a paramedic) and Chris Wignall (a retrieval doctor) practice on a medical mannequin. They discuss their working relationship.
Alarm Call (06:07)
The Careflight crew responds to a call of a woman falling off her horse. Fontanille watches as the men assess the patient and determine which hospital to transport her to.
Bonding and Training (03:10)
The Careflight crew eat together to help relieve stress. When not on calls, the team trains; a woman volunteers to be a patient. They discuss arriving on tragic scenes.
Bollier Alarm Call (03:53)
Fontanille compares medical care approaches in France and Australia. The Careflight crew responds to a call of a hiker who fell from the top of a mountain.
The Careflight crew spends time together on their days off. Fontanille, Wignall, and the mechanic Rick discuss helicopter crashes, losing colleagues, and retiring.
Credits: Australia: The Flying Doctors—World Medicine (00:28)
Credits: Australia: The Flying Doctors—World Medicine
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