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AiR – Learning from the Airway Registry (May 2019)

Airway Registry learning points reflect the challenges described and wisdom shared by Sydney HEMS personnel and guests at the Clinical Governance Airway Registry presentations. Cases are discussed non-contemporaneously, anonymised and amalgamated over a time period to draw together unifying take-home … Continue reading

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Burns Management Pearls from the Experts

At our recent Clinical Governance Day (4/5/16) we were honored to have in attendance three experts who have dedicated their careers to the care of the burned patient. A cornucopia of pearls for prehospital and retrieval management were presented. The … Continue reading

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Escharotomy Man 2.0

By Sydney HEMS registrar Jamie Andrews For Clinical Governance Day on 5th of November 2014, (Burns theme for Guy Fawkes Night care of the UK contingent!) I was tasked with re-producing Dr Ed Burns’ escharotomy model. Ed had previously hoped that the … Continue reading

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Escharotomy Model Mk II

Inspired by Roger Harris and Craig Hore’s escharotomy training video, we have created our own escharotomy model for HEMS physician training. Our model is based on Roger Harris’ original design with a few minor modifications. With the exception of the arterial line … Continue reading

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Sydney HEMS retrieval specialist and intensivist (and emergency physician, by the way) Dr Craig Hore covered a workshop on escharotomy for severe burns at the Bedside Critical Care Conference in 2013 EXPLAINED: Emergency Escharotomy from Oliver Flower on Vimeo.

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Pre-hospital chest escharotomy

Two cases are described in Pre-hospital Emergency Care of severely burned patients who were impossible to adequately ventilate after tracheal intubation until they underwent escharotomy by a pre-hospital physician. The review that follows reminds us of some intersting escharotomy facts: … Continue reading

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