The oil, gas, and mining industries operate at high risk environments so safety of miners is a key priority. In such remote environments there is limited access to health care and emergency services so it is a must that a medical unit and mine rescue staffing are made available. Remote area medical services include complete on-site and mobile clinics, personnel: doctors, nurses, paramedics, medics and rescue specialists, ambulance vehicles and medical equipment, advanced life-support equipment, pre and post-employment medical assessments, drug and alcohol testing programs, vaccination and immunisation services/records, psychological testing and review, international medical repatriation (Medevac), return-to-work programmes, first aid courses (nationally accredited training) and kits, Necksafe acute spinal injury management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) courses, helicopter and HUET training, safety, rescue and extrication equipment and training, mine rescue staffing, fly-in / fly-out specialist staff.
Providing medical care in remote areas is a very specialised and delicate field. There are numerous other variable factors to take into consideration such as the location of the incident, available equipment, proximity to the nearest treatment facility, the kind of treatment required, and many more. Paramedics and mine rescue staffing units in general need to be physically fit and able to maneuver through tricky locations and work well under great pressure. There are intensive training courses that one must undergo to be considered legitimate mine rescue staffing paramedic.
More than just providing paramedics and mine rescue staffing, top-notch pre-hospital teams like Immediate Assistance conduct the rigorous training courses and accreditation. These include nationally accredited training courses in medical services for remote areas like senior first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced resuscitation, NeckSafe acute spinal management, defibrillation (AED), EMT, paramedical skills, Epipen (Anaphylaxis) and analgesic gases (Entonox and NO2).
No matter what emergency may arise, expert paramedics and mine rescue staffing teams train long and hard so that they are more than prepared to deal with whatever situation may arise. Be meticulous in choosing the teams you will work with, trust only the best and don’t leave anything to chance.