CareFlight doctors are specialists or senior registrars in one of the three fields of critical care: anaesthesia, emergency medicine or intensive care.
These doctors, equipped with mobile intensive care units, are able to provide hospital-standard treatment to the seriously ill and injured at the incident site and while in transit. They administer blood transfusions, sedate and intubate patients and place them on life support systems.
CareFlight runs a Pre-hospital Trauma Course which teaches the doctors additional skills in caring for the critically injured outside of the familiar hospital environment. Our doctors also undergo operational training, during which they learn and practice winch rescue operations, radio procedures and safety and survival.