Tag Archives: resuscitation

Carotid Ultrasound Pulse Check in Cardiac Arrest

Recent publication in Resuscitation featuring Sydney HEMS retrievalist Dr Matt Miller: ‘2D ultrasound of the common carotid artery is both sensitive and specific for detection of the presence or absence of a pulse’ Please log into ScienceDirect through your academic … Continue reading

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Resuscitative hysterotomy

This practical workshop is part of the Sydney HEMS Team Induction Training, and is one component of a learning program that also includes online preparatory material, simulation, a multi-station formal team objective structured practical assessment (also called ‘the exam’), and … Continue reading

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CGD 7th May 2014 – There Will Be Blood!!

Another excellent clinical governance day for the Sydney HEMS team where we got down and dirty with trauma-induced coagulopathy, how to deal with maxillofacial haemorrhage, tools used to plug the gaps, a recollection of epic winching, and a Sim that … Continue reading

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Delivering salbutamol to an intubated prehospital patient

Chris “Willko” Wilkinson (SCAT paramedic) shared this handy trick of the trade during a recent simulation session. Scenario Road primary job to a school where a 6 year old girl is in severe respiratory distress with known asthma. On arrival … Continue reading

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Weight formula for kids

The traditional ‘APLS formula’ for weight estimation in children based on age (wt in kg = [age+4] x 2) is recognised as underestimating weight in ‘developed’ countries, with the degree of underestimation increasing with increasing age. Several authors have attempted … Continue reading

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Cardiocerebral resuscitation

An emergency medical service introduced a cardiocerebral resuscitation protocol and compared outcomes with a standard ACLS protocol. Cardiocerebral resuscitation (CCR) was defined as: initiation of 200 immediate, uninterrupted chest compressions at a rate of 100 compressions ⁄ min analyzing the … Continue reading

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