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Difficult Missions: The Hospital Primary

Drs Natalie May, Geoff Healy, and Cliff Reid discuss missions in which the prehospital medical team is diverted to a hospital because their patient has been moved from scene to a (non-major) hospital. While one might expect these missions to … Continue reading

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Prehospital Emergency Anaesthesia Checklist

Our RSI checklist is performed in a challenge-response fashion. The clinician who established the equipment set-up reads, while the other clinician checks and responds. Any discussion, such as difficult laryngoscopy plan, briefing the individual who is immobilising the neck, and … Continue reading

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Prehospital Trauma Education

This talk was presented at the London Trauma Conference in December 2014, by Dr Cliff Reid, Director of Training for Greater Sydney Area HEMS. Dr Reid explains how the HEMS induction program is crafted, and how it has evolved to … Continue reading

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Cognition and Decision Making Under Stress

“Don’t train and prepare until you get it right. Train and prepare until you can’t get it wrong.” Sydney HEMS is proud to be given permission to share Michael Lauria‘s talk on Cognition and Decision Making Under Stress. Training in … Continue reading

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To Air is Human

In this 25 minute audio podcast recorded at the SMACC conference in 2013 Sydney HEMS physician Dr Karel Habig talks about reducing (and trapping) error in retrieval medicine, and whether we can really apply lessons from aviation to our complex … Continue reading

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Making Things Happen

One of the toughest aspects of prehospital & retrieval medicine is managing the environment and people around you. In this 25 minute audio podcast recorded at the SMACC conference in 2013 Sydney HEMS physician Dr Cliff Reid talks about some … Continue reading

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