Category Archives: Tips

Clamshell Thoracotomy Training

Induction Training for new HEMS Team members includes a procedure lab for life, limb and sight saving procedures. Here’s an excerpt from a session on clamshell thoracotomy by Dr Geoff Healy

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Airway Lessons

A monthly audit of our airway cases is done to evaluate our performance against key performance indicators and to identify and share learning points for the team. Here are some key points from the Clinical Governance Day on 20th May … Continue reading

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PEEP For Lung Recruitment

As we continue to increase the number of ways to use our procedure lab day for training, Dr Geoff Healy demonstrates the effect of incremental PEEP on lung recruitment in a pig carcass at Sydney HEMS Induction Training     … Continue reading

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Advanced Airway – Flexible Optic Intubation

Dr Geoff Healy explains the use of the Ambu a-Scope 2 for flexible-optic intubation at HEMS Team Induction Training in Sydney.

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Handover Tips

Tips on the dos and don’ts of handover at the trauma centre for a HEMS patient by Dr Karel Habig  

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Maxillofacial haemorrhage control

Dr Geoff Healy explains the prehospital management of maxillofacial haemorrhage at HEMS Team Induction Training in Sydney.  

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Location location location

Do you know how to give the latitude and longitude of your location when calling emergency services? Any smartphone can manage it, but you have to know how. Several free apps are available, but you don’t necessarily need them – the … Continue reading

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Is lamotrigine ketamine’s black swan?

The black swan theory describes rare events beyond the realm of normal expectation. We use ketamine on a daily basis, but are there any circumstances in which ketamine simply will NOT work? This interesting case report by an Ex-Sydney HEMS physician Daniel … Continue reading

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VVS is Dead. Long Live Horizon.

See one, do one, teach one: the traditional medical training paradigm. Although we have now evolved to deliver safer patient care than this, the emphasis on visual-methods for learning has been present from days yonder. SEE one. With the advent … Continue reading

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Simulation 18/3/14: The Paediatric Bee-Sting

The lead -in 3-year-old child collapsed in respiratory distress following bee-sting. Scene 000 call by father who is the sole individual with the patient in a park. Easy access to the patient who is on the ground with father anxiously … Continue reading

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