Author Archives: Cliff Reid

Academic Study Options in Prehospital & Retrieval Medicine

Retrieval medicine specialist Dr Stefan Mazur outlines postgraduate academic study options for retrieval clinicians. As he points out, the list is not exhaustive, and focuses on Australasian and British courses and exams. Links: Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine Royal … Continue reading

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Optimising Prehospital Scene Time

Cliff Reid, Karel Habig, and Geoff Healy discuss how to minimise prehospital scene time while providing meaningful interventions.

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Prehospital Basic Airway and Oxygenation

Cliff Reid, Karel Habig, and Geoff Healy discuss the approach to patients with hypoxia and obstructed airways, prior to rapid sequence induction. This is all about effective basic airway management.

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Penetrating Trauma

Cliff Reid, Karel Habig, and Geoff Healy discuss the approach to patients with penetrating injury.

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The Prehospital Primary Survey

In this podcast, Cliff Reid, Karel Habig, and Geoff Healy discuss how to do a prehospital primary survey Reference: Ware S, Reid C, Burns BJ, Habig K. Helicopter emergency medical service registrars do not comprehensively document primary surveys. European Journal … Continue reading

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HEMS Team Induction Training

As we go into Winter here in Sydney we are gearing up for the August HEMS Team Induction Training. The following piece provides an overview of the philosophy and content of the training, which was originally written for a NSW … Continue reading

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Redundancy, Modularity and Degeneracy

by Dr Alan Laverty FRCEM I stumbled across the above mentioned terms in a newspaper article. It was written by the economist John Kay (he of the UK Kay report post GFC) in regard to the international banking system and … Continue reading

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