Tag Archives: Trauma

Institute of Trauma & Injury Management (ITIM) Trauma Education Evening

It’s just one week til Sydney HEMS will proudly host the ITIM Trauma Education Evening at the ACE Training Centre at our Bankstown Base. How Much? It’s FREE but places are limited so you must register – do so here. Do … Continue reading

Posted in General PH&RM, Presentations, Trauma | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Blue Sky Trauma from Umbara Base Hospital Part Three

Decision Nodes in trauma care An algorithm is an illustration of a series of medical decisions that address certain patient specific conditions outlining appropriate responses intended to lead to an outcome. The goals of an algorithm are to identify diagnostic … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, Trauma | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Blue Sky Trauma from Umbara Base Hospital Part Two

The following learning points are collated from Regional and Rural hospitals of NSW, Australia, represented here by a single fictional institution – Umbara Base Hospital.  Cases are amalgamated and anonymised (including alteration of patient demographics) such that similarity to real … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, Trauma | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Blue Sky Trauma from Umbara Base Hospital

The following learning points are collated from Regional and Rural hospitals of NSW, Australia, represented here by a single fictional institution – Umbara Base Hospital.  Cases are amalgamated and anonymised (including alteration of patient demographics) such that similarity to real … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, Trauma | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tactical Medicine Overview

Our Clinical Governance Day on 15 June 2016 was an introductory discussion about the why, who, and how of tactical medicine. Out of this came a recognition of the importance of this knowledge base and skill set not only for … Continue reading

Posted in General PH&RM, Haemorrhage, Presentations, training | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pearls from the Airway Registry – CGD 29/06/2016

(Thanks again to Dr. Clare Hayes-Bradley for presenting the latest Airway Registry and penning the subsequent discussion points below.) To RSI or not to RSI, that is the question… It’s foul weather, near zero degrees and torrential rain, it’s night, … Continue reading

Posted in Airway, General PH&RM, Presentations, training | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Penetrating Trauma

Cliff Reid, Karel Habig, and Geoff Healy discuss the approach to patients with penetrating injury.

Posted in General PH&RM, Podcasts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Prehospital Primary Survey

In this podcast, Cliff Reid, Karel Habig, and Geoff Healy discuss how to do a prehospital primary survey Reference: Ware S, Reid C, Burns BJ, Habig K. Helicopter emergency medical service registrars do not comprehensively document primary surveys. European Journal … Continue reading

Posted in General PH&RM, Podcasts | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General PH&RM | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Extremity amputation

Extremity amputation technique as taught by Dr Geoff Healy at Sydney HEMS Team Induction training August 2015, using porcine tissue.

Posted in training | Tagged , , | Leave a comment