Category Archives: Cases

Blue Sky Trauma from Umbara Base Hospital

The following learning points are collated from Regional and Rural hospitals of NSW, Australia, represented here by a single fictional institution – Umbara Base Hospital.  Cases are amalgamated and anonymised (including alteration of patient demographics) such that similarity to real … Continue reading

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Clinical Governance Day 21st September 2016

Join us next Wednesday for a human-factors-focused clinical governance day at the Bankstown helicopter base. We are particularly excited to welcome Paul Mayer, a Naval medic who returned from operational duties in Afghanistan earlier this year. He’s going to talk about … Continue reading

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The Toxicology Sessions: Simulation Summary

Our CGD on Wednesday culminated in a toxicological based simulation – with 3 year old Vera having consumed her grandfather’s medications. Why do pills look like lollies? The take home debrief points were: How do we best use available resources … Continue reading

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Winch rescue posted on YouTube

A grateful patient posted his experience of being rescued on YouTube:

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Clinical Governance Day 10 September 2014

We started off the new term with a series of interesting presentations based around the theme of drowning and water rescue. Inland Water Rescue in the UK Thanks to the wonders of the internet, Matt Ward, Head of Clinical Practice at … Continue reading

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Simulation 31/03/2014 – Heloconstrictors and Helodilators

A high fidelity simulation in the AW 139 aircraft. The lead -in 15-year-old male with a stab wound Scene The initial assessment was performed at a scene outside pub. The patient A – Patent B – RR 32, sats 96% … Continue reading

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OXY’s LOG – ‘Between shock and a hard place…’

Cardiogenic shock – occurs in 10% of uncomplicated myocardial infarctions, suggests greater than 40% loss of functional left ventricule and has an 85% mortality.1, 2  John Hunter, a famous London surgeon during the 18th century, described his personal experience of myocardial infarction. … Continue reading

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