Author Archives: Edward Burns

Build Your Own Escharotomy Man!

To make your own escharotomy training model, you will need: 1. A thick foam yoga mat (red or pink). This one was $10 from K-Mart. 2. A roll of Cling Film (Glad Wrap).  3. A roll of thin packing foam — the sort … Continue reading

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CGD Flyer – Weds 27th August 2014

Here is the flyer for next week’s Clinical Governance Day.  Please note that as the training building is currently being refurbished, the CGD will instead be held in the conference room in the main office building (“The Castle”). 

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Escharotomy Model Mk II

Inspired by Roger Harris and Craig Hore’s escharotomy training video, we have created our own escharotomy model for HEMS physician training. Our model is based on Roger Harris’ original design with a few minor modifications. With the exception of the arterial line … 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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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 21st May 2014 – Programme

The programme for next week’s CGD is as follows: Afternoon education workshops will include: Updates in Ultrasound – A hands-on refresher session on eFAST, RUSH and basic echo with special guest Dr Chris Partyka (Ultrasound Registrar at Liverpool Hospital, EM … 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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