We have an outstanding CGD planned for Wednesday, the 15th of June. The morning starts with a clinical pearl-filled recounting of April’s Airway Registry as well as a thought-provoking Mass Casualty / Mass Injury session. After some coffee, we will host this year’s first exposure to the concepts and logistics of tactical medicine with a multi-modal extravaganza – a Skype presentation from a US trauma surgeon / SWAT physician, two talks by our own paramedics about real experience with tactical incidents and training, capped off by hands on workshops courtesy of expert local ambos and Defence medics.
This CGD is not intended to prepare our medical teams to don body armor and kick down doors. Wednesday is designed to give us a better appreciation of the complexities of law enforcement operations, how we might be called upon to care for patients extracted from a tactical incident, and what valuable skills/mindset can translate to our primary missions.
See the links below for more information and some background reading of this unique body of knowledge.
All NSW Health staff are welcome to attend, a sign in is required. See here for directions: https://sydneyhems.com/contact/
Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Resources/Guidelines)
European Society of Emergency Medicine‘s excellent Mass Incident link list