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Antarctic emergency

Geoffrey A Couser
Med J Aust 2004; 181 (11): 648.
Published online: 6 December 2004


With the advent of semi-automatic defibrillators, public access to defibrillation has expanded like never before. Here we see an Adélie penguin at Mawson’s Hut, Cape Denison, Antarctica, being trained by Dr Geoff Couser to administer life-saving defibrillation therapy to a collapsed Weddell seal in the background.

  • Geoffrey A Couser

  • Emergency Medicine, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, TAS.

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