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CGD 17th July – Its the end of the world as we know it

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Simulation Debrief 27/6/13 – Blame the cook

Scenario – A 34 year old male has suffered injuries to his face following an explosion from a BBQ gas cannister in a difficult to access location some hours drive from the nearest hospital.   Scene – Team winched in due … Continue reading

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Simulation Debrief 26/6/13 – Trial of new employee Lucas

Today we commenced trialling and training with the Lucas 2 automatic chest compressor device.  First it was formally introduced to our consultant Lucas Fox who had been concerned at talk around the base that ‘Lucas’ would be involved in a … Continue reading

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Clinical Governance Day 3rd July 2013 – for the little ones

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Clinical Governance Day 19th June 2013

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Simulation Debrief 6/6/13 – Challenging paediatric RSI when everything on the right is wrong

SCENARIO – We have been tasked to a helicopter land-on primary at a motorcross event. A 12 year old male has come off their bike at high speed in a location 30 minutes flight from the nearest paediatric major trauma … Continue reading

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Clinical Governance Day 5th June 2013

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CGD 22/5/13 – A “Precerebral Thump” to everything you thought you knew about cardiac arrest

Below is a link to two cracking good talks delivered by our own Dr John Glasheen at yesterday’s Clinical Governance Day. John’s extensive experience as a paramedic, ED doctor and now retrievalist both here and in his native Ireland were … Continue reading

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Sydney HEMS Supervisor of Training assaulted by registrars…..for training.

This week on the HEMS base, our fearless Supervisor of Training, Dr Cliff Reid has again proven himself willing to go above and beyond in the name of medical education. This time by asking to be fibreoptically intubated. So how … Continue reading

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Simulation Debrief 13/5/13 – Difficult Decisions

Scenario – Night mission. Raining. 6 year old with burns to the face and potentially airway. Child was with parents at the grandparents’ house near gas fire place which has somehow resulted in them sustaining burns to the face.  The house is located … Continue reading

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