Author Archives: Dr Sean Scott

January Clinical Governance Days

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Lung Ultrasound in Extreme Environments

At Sydney HEMS we are believers in the benefit of ultrasound in the prehospital & retrieval medicine environment. Lung ultrasound is of particular use in diagnosing pneumothoraces at noisy trauma scenes or in helicopters. Yash Wimalasena, one of our Retrieval Fellows … Continue reading

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Delivering salbutamol to an intubated prehospital patient

Chris “Willko” Wilkinson (SCAT paramedic) shared this handy trick of the trade during a recent simulation session. Scenario Road primary job to a school where a 6 year old girl is in severe respiratory distress with known asthma. On arrival … Continue reading

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Clinical Governance Day 8th October 2013

An approximation of the upcoming program.

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Massive transfusion (with lego) – Dr Sean Scott

Sean discusses the recent developments in our approach to patients with critical bleeding. He reviews damage control resuscitation, the role of TEG in trauma and the nuts and bolts of massive transfusion. Keep your eyes out for the coagulation cascade … Continue reading

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Knockdown gases – Dr Sameer Mal

Sameer shares his experience of managing a patient with an unknown toxic gas exposure and provides us with a sensible approach to these rare patients.  He reivews of knockdown gases like cyanide and hydrogen sulfide along with the use of … Continue reading

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