Pelvic Immobilization: the new C-Collar?!

Hi Team, first blog for me on here so go easy. Apologies for the late publishing of this entry, I’ve had a few things on my plate. I wanted to write about something topical and about an area that I wanted to know more about. So I picked pelvic fractures; the assessment, physiology and treatments….

High Performance / Pit Crew CPR update

Hi all, We have our first SIM practice for 2018 coming up shortly on the 7th/March. We will re-visit and update the “Red Shift Pit Crew CPR” and try upping our game with some new staff on Red shift. It is the practical application that counts the most and we need to practice, hence we…

C & C 2018

Hey guys! Thanks for those turned up at our first C & C in 2018! Big thanks to ED staff for joining us. Your effort in trying to understand what we do and engaging in open and honest clinical discussions is greatly appreciated. We hope we can have a lot more occasions to freely discuss…

All about the drivers…

Preferred collective term ‘ambulance officer’, not all those who drive the ambulance operate to the same practice level. For clarity and education, please find more information in this post.

ED/Para Collaboration – Observer Shifts

Hi guys : ) I hope you had a great Christmas and having some fun times through the new year celebrations! We are starting our blog with an intro of a fantastic initiative = Ambulance observer shifts for ED staff. For ED staff: Thanks heaps for your effort in building a closer working relationship with…

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!