Winch rescue posted on YouTube

A grateful patient posted his experience of being rescued on YouTube:

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Clinical Governance Day 6th May 2015

We’ll be reviewing the recently published HIRT trial – prior to attending CGD it would be helpful if everyone has a read through the paper – it’s one of the larger pre-hospital trials conducted and will no doubt generate plenty of discussion.

Lunch will be in the hangar, where there will be a sausage sizzle

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CANCELLED: CLINICAL GOVERNANCE DAY Wed 22 APRIL 2015

In view of the severe weather conditions in New South Wales the Sydney CGD has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused, but staff safety is our top priority. Other non-essential NSW Ambulance meetings have been cancelled in order to keep staff off the roads.

Many NSW Ambulance staff have had their homes damaged or are without electrical power or other amenities and our thoughts are with them and the rest of the public at this time.

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Clinical Governance Day 22nd April 2015

 

At our next Clinical Governance Day we’re fortunate to be joined by Dr Kate Sellors, Emergency Specialist at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney. Kate has a particular interest in toxicology and has previously worked with Sydney HEMS so will be in an ideal position to teach toxicology which is relevant to the pre-hospital and retrieval environment.

Over the course of the day, we’ll be looking at organophosphate poisoning, managing ACE-inhibitor/Calcium channel blocker/beta-blocker overdose and dealing with envenomation.
Prior to the CGD, it would be worth reading a couple of the attached articles so we’re all up to speed with the management of envenomation and overdoses.

Envenomation
Have a read through Life in the Fast Lane’s entry on Brown Snake Envenomation. It would also be worth revising how to apply a pressure immobilisation bandage. Take a look at the ARC guidelines, or watch this short video demonstrating the technique.

Organophosphate poisoning
Take a look at Andrew Dawson’s presentation from SMACC, as well as his excellent WikiTox page on managing organophosphate poisoning

Calcium channel blocker,ACE-inhibitor and B-blocker overdose
Test your knowledge of CCB overdose and High Dose Euglycaemic Therapy (HIET) with this tricky case of verapamil overdose

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Clinical Governance Day 8th April 2015

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Clinical Governance Day 25th March 2015

There are two exciting workshops planned for the day, covering management of obstetric emergencies and revising our basic neonatal resuscitation.

Prior to the CGD it would be well worth having a quick read of the following documents:

Pre-eclampsia

Obstetric Emergencies

Neonatal Resuscitation

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Clinical Governance Day 11th March 2015

It would be really helpful if everyone can prepare for the session by having a read through Life in the Fast Lane’s description of pacing, and watch this short video on pacing with the Lifepak15

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