Captain David Barber
Nursing Officer, Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps, NZ
Captain David Barber. I am a full time Military nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care with the New Zeeland Defence force (NZDF). My current role is a Flight Nursing Officer with the Royal New Zealand Airforce, one of my core responsibilities is to train NZDF personnel in aeromedical evacuation (AE). I am also an AE team member who must maintain currency and readiness to deploy in support of NZDF operations
I began working in health as a donor technician for the New Zealand Blood service (2000), then trained as a Registered Nurse at WINTEC & Waikato hospital (2005), began Post Graduate study at the Royal Melbourne hospital and completed a Masters of Nursing science from Victoria University of Wellington while working at Waikato ICU (2013).
I maintain my clinical practice in Critical Care by working at Waikato ICU and for the Waikato Air Ambulance. Recent career highlights include an operational tour to Iraq (2017) & ICU nursing support to the Samoan measles crisis (2019).
Military Aeromedical Evacuation
I am going to present a video I made last year during an AE course I ran. I will describe what NZDF AE is able to do and how we train to provide AE services.