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Reflecting on two months as a Sydney HEMS registrar

Uniform fitted. Induction complete. 10-mission milestone reached. It has been a learning frenzy. I’m a UK-trained emergency physician, and am two months into my year as a Sydney HEMS registrar. Some of my early reflections on the experience have had … Continue reading

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Everything ECMO – Part Two

Natalie Kruit on Troubleshooting ECMO Retrieval This second post from the Sydney HEMS ECMO education days summarises a great session by Retrieval Doctor and all-round legend Natalie Kruit on Troubleshooting in ECMO Retrieval. What’s the role of the Retrieval Doctor? … Continue reading

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Everything ECMO – Part One

Most of the following post is taken from the recent Sydney HEMS ECMO Education day with some taken from an earlier ECMO education day and amalgamated into a huge amount of notes. ECMO in New South Wales Associate Professor Paul … Continue reading

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Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine

If your career is in retrieval medicine, or you’d like it to be, you might want to strongly consider sitting the Diploma in Retrieval and Transfer Medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. There is no course, just … Continue reading

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Critical Care in the Sky

A review of Aviation Physiology by Dr Yashvi Wimalasena  

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Transportation Issues in Prehospital & Retrieval Medicine

This half-hour summary by Dr Brian Burns covers Transportation Issues in Prehospital & Retrieval Medicine  

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The Retrieval Medicine Environment

This 15 minute talk by HEMS Physician Karel Habig provides an introduction to our working environment for newcomers to prehospital & retrieval medicine

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Essential components of pre-retrieval trauma care

This 22 minute talk by Dr Karel Habig was delivered at a recent rural medicine conference Essential components of pre-retrieval trauma care

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Build Your Own Escharotomy Man!

To make your own escharotomy training model, you will need: 1. A thick foam yoga mat (red or pink). This one was $10 from K-Mart. 2. A roll of Cling Film (Glad Wrap).  3. A roll of thin packing foam — the sort … Continue reading

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Sydney HEMS goes to Hong Kong

Five prehospital & retrieval medicine physicians from Greater Sydney Area HEMS are excited about participating in a one day seminar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s A&E Academic Unit. Led by Professors Tim Rainer and Colin Graham, the Accident … Continue reading

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