Since 1986, Immediate Assistants has been at the forefront of the medical and rescue risk management industry, providing solutions including location assessments, initiating concepts and programs to fulfil our clients' medical, rescue, occupational health and safety (OH&S) requirements in over 25 countries. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of pre-hospital medical services for remote environments.
Immediate Assistants provides a range of internationally recognised remote-area medical services for the mining industry. We cover medical personnel, equipment, mobile clinics and emergency vehicles. We provide the following services:
Immediate Assistants uses current, experienced and fully credentialed health professionals (doctors, paramedics, rescue personnel, physical therapists and nurses), utilising the latest techniques and proven operational methodologies.
Our personnel have been involved in providing medical services to remote sites, staffing medical facilities, responding in ambulances and providing crews for evacuation helicopters and rescue boats. The doctors, paramedics and nurses utilised by Immediate Assistants are at the pinnacle of their respective professions: seasoned experts who are used to "getting their hands dirty".
The majority of mining sites throughout Australia currently meet their medical risk assessment by providing industrial medics or contracted staff from their relevant ambulance authority as their emergency response personnel. Industrial medics are often sourced from current mining staff trained only in first aid or with a six to ten-day certificate course such as EMT or industrial medic, making them nowhere near as qualified as full-time ambulance service personnel, especially those trained in rescue.
The solution: hire appropriately qualified and credentialed private intensive-care paramedics from Immediate Assistants.
Immediate Assistants has extensive knowledge of and experience in using the latest medical and rescue equipment. From the constitution of the individual emergency medical packs, equipping of medical centres, ambulances (two and four-wheel drive) and evacuation helicopters/vessels, a complete service is provided.
Immediate Assistants provides the complete solution for the provision of all onsite medical services utilizing existing buildings or a temporary/permanent mobile medical centre (MMC). These are an ideal solution for a remote medical centre, ready for delivery and ready-to-use.
An MMC offers a two-bed clinic and patient-waiting area. It is fully stocked with advanced life support facilities, oxygen, cardiac defibrillators and spinal equipment. It includes internal and external lighting, air conditioning, onboard power, water and hazardous waste facilities, a detachable side canopy with all-weather enclosure and a comprehensive communications suite.
Immediate Assistants’ fleet of remote-area 4×4 ambulances have been specifically designed and developed to cater for the growing needs of the resources sector. Standard features include the following:
We provide nationally accredited training courses in medical services for remote areas. These courses include senior first aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced resuscitation, NeckSafe® acute spinal management, defibrillation (AED), EMT, paramedical skills, Epipen (Anaphylaxis) and analgesic gases (Entonox and NO2).