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Clinical Governance Day 30th July 2014

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CGD 16th July 2014. Everything Sim.

Written by Phil Webster. Posted by Kariem. A decade ago simulation was a small part of the learning sphere but in the modern day of medical education it is now becoming commonplace and a somewhat essential part of training. With its … Continue reading

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Spot Diagnosis!

Have a look at these three short videos…  Taken on a recent Sydney HEMS mission. Can you guess the diagnosis?? NB. Art line trace is in yellow, SaO2 in blue.  Post your answers below. First correct answer wins a crate of beer … Continue reading

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Learning points from June 18th 2014

Here are some of the learning points from the Sydney HEMS Clinical Governance Day 18th June 2014: Clinical cases Some reminders cropped up that are worth revisiting: Rocuronium dosing for RSI: At least 1.2 mg/kg is recommended. Lower doses may … Continue reading

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Ketamine for TBI: Why not?

The 1970s were a dark time for ketamine use in patients with intracranial pathology. In patients with non-traumatic lesions, ketamine was suggested to increase intracranial pressure (ICP) using various markers as end-points to suggest this (see references below). Although this … Continue reading

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CGD June 4th – Toxicology

Here is the programme for next week’s CGD. We have a toxicology theme this week, so brush up on your tox knowledge with these poisonous resources: The Toxicology Conundrum Series from LITFL Massive Propranolol Overdose Agitated Delirium Verapamil Overdose Corrosive Ingestion Overview … Continue reading

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CGD Highlights 21st May 2014

Ultrasound Workshop – The FALLS Protocol Massive thanks to our guest speaker Dr Chris Partyka from The Blunt Dissection for delivering an excellent workshop on critical care ultrasound! The content from his workshop, including the FALLS protocol for undifferentiated shock, … Continue reading

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CGD 7th May 2014 – There Will Be Blood!!

This week’s CGD will focus on the exsanguinating patient, covering topics such as tamponade of massive haemorrhage and correction of coagulopathy. Scheduled sessions include: Winched From The Top – An audit of our recent winch rescues Tic Tactics – A review of … Continue reading

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Simulation 31/03/2014 – Heloconstrictors and Helodilators

A high fidelity simulation in the AW 139 aircraft. The lead -in 15-year-old male with a stab wound Scene The initial assessment was performed at a scene outside pub. The patient A – Patent B – RR 32, sats 96% … Continue reading

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Clinical Governance Day 9th April 2014

Our next CGD will focus on neurotrauma. Facilitators Ed Burns and Phil Webster have flipped the classroom. See below for your pre-CGD preparation. Here are the FOAM reading references for everyone…. 1. Read this overview of management of traumatic brain … Continue reading

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