Alumni Insights Series – Christine Robinson, Flight Nurse for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Fremantle 30 Jul 2020

A Day In The Life: The challenges of working in the aeromedical environment​

Date: Thursday 30 July 2020
Time:
9am Perth time (GMT +8) / 11am Sydney time (GMT+10)
Location:
Register online for the Zoom link

2020 is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and the bicentennial of Florence Nightingale. In a year that would have seen celebrations for the contributions of nurses and midwives, communities are acknowledging the incredible value nurses and midwives hold in providing healthcare around the world. The University of Notre Dame Australia is no exception.

But in this time of self-isolation, how is nursing and medical care provided to rural and remote communities in Australia?

Nursing Graduate Christine Robinson, a Flight Nurse with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, will be joining us on Alumni Insights to share her experiences working in an aeromedical environment. Her specialist skills in critical care have seen her treat patients, from neonates to adults, throughout all corners of Western Australia.

Hear Christine discuss rural and remote healthcare, including the challenges facing the nursing profession.

Tune in to our Alumni Insights Series – register online to receive the Zoom link.

For further information contact us at alumni@nd.edu.au.

  • About the speaker

    Christine Robinson is a Flight Nurse with the Royal Flying Doctors Service, Western Operations. She has specialist skills in critical care, and provides aeromedical retrieval to patients (neonates to adults) from rural and remote areas of Western Australia. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle with a Bachelor of Nursing and after a year as a graduate nurse took up a position in Intensive Care. She later went on to complete a Post Graduate of Certificate in Critical Care, and then a Graduate Diploma in Midwifery.

    Christine’s passion for aeromedical retrieval was realised in her final nursing clinical practicum with the Royal Flying Doctors Service. After 7 years of sheer determination, 2 post graduate degrees, and 3 additional years of study; she landed her dream job with the RFDS as a Flight Nurse. As a Registered critical care nurse, Christine has been involved in specialist training with Donate Life; to support families in understanding organ donation and end of life care. She has also served on the board for the Australian College of Critical Care Nursing, advocating for the advancement of care to improve patient outcomes in the Intensive Care Unit. Her practice in critical care, and aeromedical retrieval is focused on always achieving the best outcomes for her patients regardless of age, isolation or socio-economic access.