Author Archives: franarno

Getting the hang of the Hamilton Ventilator:

About the Hamilton we use: Most common Vent settings we use and how to set them up: (S)-CMV: Synchronised Continuous Mandatory Ventilation mode- a pressure- regulated volume controlled mode SIMV: Synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation- a volume-controlled mode. Power on. Complete … Continue reading

Posted in General PH&RM, Interhospital, Tips | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mindhacks: Where Mindfulness Meets Medicine

Over recent years self-talk and self-compassion have been increasingly explored; notably they are key components of performance psychology. These two aspects can influence performance not just of elite athletes but also of medical professionals; while under pressure and following high-stress … Continue reading

Posted in General PH&RM, human factors, mindhacks, wellness | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What happens at HEMS Induction?

It’s been a few months since the latest cohort of HEMS registrars completed their induction; they’ve found their feet and been part of some incredible missions so far. One of our latest additions, Dr Fran Arnold, wanted to share some … Continue reading

Posted in General PH&RM, simulation, training | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Education Day 28th April

Posted in General PH&RM, training | Tagged | Leave a comment

Comms for Docs: Understanding Communication Interfaces and Options in Our Aviation Setting

Pre-hospital and retrieval medicine, with its high acuity patients, high adrenaline environment, noise levels, geographical challenges, and the unexpected nature of what each individual job can bring, creates an environment in which communication is critical; both in terms of communicating … Continue reading

Posted in General PH&RM, Tips, training | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment