A group of our amazing nurses were in Alice Springs for the International Conference for Emergency Nurses (ICEN) in late 2016.

The conference theme ‘Emergency Care: Expanding the Horizon’ was a very familiar subject for our nursing staff who face the challenges of working in the Top End every day.

The event’s aim was ‘to explore the innovation, adaptation and perseverance of delivering emergency care in challenging environments’.

CareFlight nurses at the conference
CareFlight nurses at the conference.

CareFlight showcased how traditional civilian flight nurses have adapted to the need to get to injured and sick patients in difficult environments by embracing ‘down-the-wire’ winch operations – ultimately saving more lives by reducing distance and isolation as a factor in preventable deaths.