Ben Meadley of PreHospitalPro is a Flight MICA Paramedic with Air Ambulance Victoria in Australia. MICA stands for Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance.
You will be aware of trials he has been involved in. (Just try to keep up with the list he rattles off here out side one of the lectures at SMACC 2013.)
Air Ambulance Victoria has an unusual model for some of its practice.
Primary trauma response by Rotary Wing Air Ambulance includes a single responder Flight MICA Paramedic.
Often the scene may have other front line clinicians in place but paramedics like Ben are trained to be single operator major trauma teams.
Ben is trained to be a one clinician intubating “team” with perhaps only (the very able) help of the non-clinical “Air Crew Man” that flies with the paramedic and pilot in many responses. Put yourself in those shoes and see how far you get…
Doug Lynch (with a sprinkling of Matt Mac Partlin)