Medical professionals from across Australia have taken to the water in Southern Tasmania this week to fine-tune skills in maritime medicine.
Twenty-two health professionals are participating in an eight-day residential intensive course as part of the Medical Care on Offshore and Inland Waters unit.
The course equips attendees with particular skills and expertise when providing medical assistance on the water, from swift water safety and rescue to hypothermia.
As part of the course, participants spent a day in Cygnet during the week, undertaking practical scenarios and exercises including extrication of casualties, person overboard drills and recovery of victims from the water.
The Medical Care on Offshore and Inland Waters unit is the only course of its kind in Australasia and is delivered by the University of Tasmania.
It is part of the Tasmanian School of Medicine’s Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments program.
For more information visit the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments Program.