Extremity amputation

Extremity amputation technique as taught by Dr Geoff Healy at Sydney HEMS Team Induction training August 2015, using porcine tissue.

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Thoracostomy

Here is a recommended open ‘finger’ thoracostomy technique for ventilated patients as taught by Dr Geoff Healy at Sydney HEMS Team Induction training August 2015, using porcine tissue.

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Why would you clamp a tracheal tube?

This video explains the rationale for clamping the tracheal tube in PEEP-dependent patients prior to switching ventilator circuits, a manoeuvre that is included in our Difficult Oxygenation Operating Procedure

 

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Haney’s 5 Central Line Tips

Dr Haney Mallemat – an amazing critical care educator and the cuddliest RAGE podcaster – offers some tips here for beginners, but we think even seasoned retrievalists might pick up a tip or two they hadn’t thought of:

 

The five tips (presented in reverse order in the video) are:
1. Solo saline
2. Safer suture
3. Check the lung
4. Wire back
5. Slider catheter

First published in University of Maryland Emergency Medicine Educational Pearls

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Clinical Governance Day 26th August 2015

CGD 26-08-15

All NSW Health staff welcome, sign-in required. See here for directions

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Resuscitative hysterotomy

This practical workshop is part of the Sydney HEMS Team Induction Training, and is one component of a learning program that also includes online preparatory material, simulation, a multi-station formal team objective structured practical assessment (also called ‘the exam’), and human factors training.

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Clamshell Thoracotomy Training

Induction Training for new HEMS Team members includes a procedure lab for life, limb and sight saving procedures.

Here’s an excerpt from a session on clamshell thoracotomy by Dr Geoff Healy

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