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Motor Vehicle Crash Considerations in Retrieval Medicine

An hour long exploration of motor crash management principles by Retrieval specialist Dr Geoff Healy  

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Winch Operations

This presentation was given at the Retrieval 2014 conference in Glasgow.

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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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Urban Search and Rescue

GSA-HEMS consultants and paramedics are deployed as part of the New South Wales Urban Search & Rescue Task Force. Although registrars are not deployed as part of this team, working in prehospital care requires preparation for work in disaster zones, … Continue reading

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Surviving avalanche burial

Avalanche burial has a high mortality and yet in some cases there have been some amazing saves despite prolonged cardiac arrest. An international working group undertook a systematic review to examine 4 critical prognostic factors for burial victims in cardiac … Continue reading

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Self-extrication with a collar on

Using a sophisticated infrared six camera motion capture system, investigators demonstrated decreased cervical spine movement when collared volunteers self-extricated from a mock smashed up Toyota Corolla, when compared with extrication by paramedics using a backboard. The authors conclude that in … Continue reading

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