Meet our flight nurse Sandra
Skymed Aeromedical is fortunate to have a great group of doctors and nurses available in Australia. Our nurse Sandra comes to Skymed with a wide range of experience and knowledge about nursing and aviation physiology. Our Operations team says, “Sandra is one of kind. She is committed to providing compassionate, quality care with each patient she transports back home. The feedback we receive from patients and clients is always positive and uplifting.” Today you can learn more about Sandra.
What is your most enjoyable part of this job?
The most enjoyable part of this job is being able to travel, meet a variety of clients and still be a nurse and take care of a client who needs my skills and experience.
Where did you gain your experience and knowledge in the field of nursing? What areas of expertise do you have experience in?
I have been a nurse for 30 years. During those thirty years most of my time has been in the Emergency department. I am from Melbourne, Australia. I have also worked in Recovery, Paediatrics, and Orthopaedics.
When you are not flying what do you do?
When I am not flying, I work part time at The Alfred. And when I'm not there, I do love to swim and play golf with friends.
What has been your most interesting transport? Why is that?
My most interesting transport was bringing a client back from Rome. I was lucky in the fact that I had a few hours off and got to see a few of the historic areas of Rome. My client and his companion were a great help in giving me directions to get around on the train system. On the flight back, I was able to assist another passenger on Air Italia. The flight crew had paged for any medical personnel for assistance. They knew I was there, but they didn't want to bother me. I let them know that I was willing to help. As I watched " The Three Doctors" take care of this passenger, I went and offered my assistance, as it was obvious to me that they were having some problems. They were most grateful that I came and gave them some help. The passenger was fine in the end. However, it turns out that the “The three Doctors” were dentists en-route to a convention!! The moral to the story is, find out what kind of Dr. is answering the call!
What would you tell future clients of Skymed ?
If you, as a future client, need additional help either with medical needs or companion needs, Skymed Aeromedical uses well-qualified and experienced medical personnel. We love what we do!!