[twocol_one] Learning outcomes:
- Be familiar with airway equipment for acute airway management
- Be confident in assessing and managing an airway to the level of your ability
- Be able to make the decision to perform and then carry out a surgical airway
Associate Professor Andrew Pearce is a Senior Emergency Medicine Consultant at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Clinical Director of Training and Education at MedSTAR the Statewide Emergency Medical Retrieval Service in South Australia.
Currently a RAAF Group Captain specialist reservist with several overseas tours of duty to East Timor, Solomon Islands and the Middle East area of operations. Andrew is chair of the Emergency Medicine Consultative Group to the Australian Defence Force and Clinical Director of Emergency Medicine and Aeromedical Evacuation for the RAAF.
Andrew is actively involved in teaching and directing trauma and disaster courses nationally including EMST, Early Management of Severe Trauma and MIMMS, Major Incident management and Support Course. Andrew is part of a team that delivers the post graduate certificate in aeromedical retrieval medicine through James Cook University and also senior instructor on Military Critical Care Aeromedical Team courses (MCAT) in the RAAF.
Andrew has deployed overseas as part of the South Australian Medical Assessment Team (AusMAT) to Banda Aceh 2004 after the boxing day tsunami and Kangaroo Island 2007 in response to the catastrophic bushfires.
Andrew was also part of the military MCAT team that responded in a C-130J to Truscott air base and retrieved 16 burnt refugees from the SIEV 36 boat explosion to Perth and went to Landstuhl, Germany to bring home seven severely injured Australian soldiers on a RAAF C-17 Globemaster.