Category Archives: Podcasts

These podcasts are aimed at new and existing GSA-HEMS team members, but anyone is welcome to listen

Cognition and Decision Making Under Stress

“Don’t train and prepare until you get it right. Train and prepare until you can’t get it wrong.” Sydney HEMS is proud to be given permission to share Michael Lauria‘s talk on Cognition and Decision Making Under Stress. Training in … Continue reading

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Extreme Medicine: Everest ER

One of our own Sydney HEMS physicians is an extreme environment and mountain medicine expert – Dr Yashvi Wilamasena. Yash, as he is known to his mates, plans to reach the summit of Everest in the near future. In preparation … Continue reading

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Always Bring Your Scalpel

In this 28 minute audio podcast recorded at the SMACC conference in 2013 Sydney HEMS physician Dr Brian Burns talks about being prepared for life, limb & sight saving procedures in the prehospital environment. http://traffic.libsyn.com/smacc2013/know-your-weapons-burns.mp3 You can download the podcast by right-clicking here Here … Continue reading

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Prehospital & retrieval medicine in review

In this 30 minute audio podcast recorded at the SMACC conference in 2013 Sydney HEMS physician Dr Alex Tzannes outlines what’s new in the prehospital & retrieval medicine literature, and busts some myths along the way. http://traffic.libsyn.com/smacc2013/smacc-year-in-review-tzannes.mp3 You can download … Continue reading

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To Air is Human

In this 25 minute audio podcast recorded at the SMACC conference in 2013 Sydney HEMS physician Dr Karel Habig talks about reducing (and trapping) error in retrieval medicine, and whether we can really apply lessons from aviation to our complex … Continue reading

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Trauma before & beyond the hospital

Sydney HEMS physician Dr Brian Burns talks about the prehospital care of trauma in this 20 minute audio podcast recorded at SMACC 2013 http://traffic.libsyn.com/smacc2013/trauma-concurrent-burns.mp3 You can download the podcast by right-clicking here Here are the accompanying slides: Further talks from … Continue reading

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Making Things Happen

One of the toughest aspects of prehospital & retrieval medicine is managing the environment and people around you. In this 25 minute audio podcast recorded at the SMACC conference in 2013 Sydney HEMS physician Dr Cliff Reid talks about some … Continue reading

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Neuroprotection

Here we discuss how to retrieve patients with neurological and neurosurgical emergencies. We present a case of a young male with subarachnoid haemorrhage, and discuss how we can optimise neuroprotection by considering the needs of a healthily functioning neuron. The … Continue reading

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Interhospital patient assessment

This third podcast provides an overview of our approach to the assessment of a critical care patient that we’re going to move from one site to another. It covers the ABCDE assessment of a ventilated patient. For further information on … Continue reading

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The trapped patient

This second podcast gives a rapid overview of the approach to a patient trapped in a vehicle. This is explored further in the Virtual Learning Environment Module on Prehospital Scene Management and in the induction course. Concepts covered include: The … Continue reading

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