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Traumatic Pulmonary Edema

This patient had quite noticeable pulmonary edema, easily fixed with suction prior to intubation. Neurogenic pulmonary edema is said to occur rapidly post injury while pulmonary contusions typically evolve over time peaking over hours. These two entities have different etiologies … Continue reading

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Clinical Governance Day – 22 Jan 2020

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CGD & Education Day 8 January 2020

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CRASH-3 Discussion

Thank you to Dr. Ben Porter for this summary: The CRASH-3 trial was published in October 2019 and along with collaboration from Prof. Toni Belli (co-investigator on the CRASH-3 trial) we discussed its relevance and applicability to Sydney HEMS operations … Continue reading

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Education Day 11 December 2019

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CGD 27 December 2019

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Education Day 13 November 2019

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How to secure an IVC cannula

  In the retrieval setting, IV access is crucial. Oil/blood/dirt all create difficulties for adhesives. This method is an effective way to reduce the chances of cannula displacement. Materials needed: 1 x gauze. Step 1: Secure the cannula with normal … Continue reading

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Education Day 16 October 2019

Summary from Dr. Ben Porter (Consultant Anaesthetist working with Sydney HEMS) – thanks Ben! Clinical Education Day Summary – 16th October 2019 Thank you to all those involved in both the presentations and in the background helping to make todays … Continue reading

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30 Second Drills for Intubation

Thirty second drills have 6 steps that can be used to optimise your view. This may be enough to successfully ensure first pass success during intubation.   The 6 steps: Release cricoid and use ELM Optimise operator position Optimise patient … Continue reading

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