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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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Clinical Governance Day Wednesday 2 October

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Education Day Wednesday 18 September

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Hold the view until there is CO2!

“Hold the view until there’s CO2” was a phrase coined by airway expert/anaesthetist/retrieval doc, Clare Hayes-Bradley during a Clinical Governance Day in 2019. The aim of this maneuvre, which you try during your next intubation, is to ensure that in … Continue reading

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