C & C Dec 2017 – Thank you!

Hi guys, Another great turn out, and it was fantastic having Suzi for the first time. I was impressed at the level of dedication as it was an insanely hot day and it would had been much better spending the day off at the beach! Huge thanks for showing up to make the day worthwhile…

Damage Control Resuscitation

What is it, and what can we do? By Suzi Hamilton, Emergency Physician The idea originated in 1950s during the Korean war and really gained momentum in the 1990s when it was realised that multiple interventions and lengthy surgeries in the multi-trauma patient were of little benefit. The patients’ physiology needs to be corrected before…

C & C 8/12/17

Hi team, How’s your weekend going so far? Our final C&C for 2017 is fast approaching and need to confirm some discussion topics. Suzi is finally able to come along so let’s maximise the opportunity. Some of the topics have come up so far include: • Hosp hand over – Suzi may give us a…

Final Coffee & Cases 2017!

Hi guys, I’d booked a room at the Durham Spoke training room for our final C & C this year. Thank you for your support throughout the year, and we’ve had some very worthwhile discussions and learning. For the final C & C, we are planning to go over more interesting cases, and also talk…

WWJD: What Would Joules Do?

An ambulance is dispatched for a low priority call to a nursing home. A patient is being referred through to the emergency department by their GP because, when conducting a physical examination, the GP auscultated a heart rate of approximately 180. On your arrival, the patient is alert, oriented, seated on the edge of the…

Sim Practice Oct 2017

Thanks for another successful fun session! We played with sheep’s lungs Shane kindly organised, Then had more Pit Crew CPR practice, basic airway maneuvour, and finishing off with RSI walk through and airway assistant practice. I hope you all enjoyed it!

Ketamine: friend or foe?

** Disclaimer: this article aims to promote discussion, offer insights from an ED perspective and get people thinking.  It is in no way intended to contradict the St John Clinical Practice Guidelines. Ambulance officers should remain practicing within their ATP as per their St John guidance. ** So for my first blog post, thought I…

Introducing Suzi !

Hi all, Well, I’m very excited and pleased to be able to introduce Dr Suzi to our Coffee & Cases. Responding to our request for better ED/Paramedic collaboration, Suzi is kindly giving up her time to attend our C & C, as well as posting articles to help us establish a forum where we can…

Basic Airway Update

It’s been a while so there has been a couple of great articles and podcasts about airway subject just in time for our sim practice! On our previous basic airway session, we talked about the importance of; positioning two hands technique slow and gentle ventilation Three prehospital specialist physicians from Sydney Great Area HEMS are…

C & C October – Skill Lab

Hi team, So, our C & C is coming up this Friday (20/Oct/17 1300 hrs ~ @ Durham Sim Suite), and we will do some more drills for the fundamental skills. Please review our previous blogs, research new findings, or prepare to share your knowledge gained from various sources to maximise our productivity on the…