HP-CPR Update 2018

Hi all, Thanks for your participation for this month’s C & C! Red Shift HPCPR is coming along nicely with your help!!! We started out our session with Curt giving us some insight into behind the scenes effort St John is making to perfect the details of HPCPR Australasia*. Here is some points that can…

C & C June 18 – Case discussions

Hi all Thanks Aaron, Hannah G, Colin K for showing up and engaging in good discussions. Case 1 – Amiodarone for cardiac arrest secondary to TCA poisoning Aaron will follow it up for us but the first question he asked was about the use of (or contraindication of) amiodarone for cardiac arrest secondary to TCA…

C & C Apr/18 – Accidental Hypothermia

Hi guys, First, huge thanks to Dr Malin Zachau for her time and effort in sharing her knowledge. May be a cliché comment, but I found Malin’s passion for the research and her energy to do the right thing was very infectious and inspirational. The session started out with Malin asking us questions around AH,…

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…

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…

The Resus Room – Roadside to Resus

  The first Roadside to Resus podcast by The Resus Room, featuring James Yates, Simon Laing and Rod Fenwick Roadside to Resus – Acute Heart Failure

Hi Team

The link below is a great podcast discussion that James Yates (Critical Care Paramedic, UK and former St John Paramedic, Christchurch) recently took part in. James discusses refractory VF and treatment with Double Sequential Defibrillation. Some advanced stuff, but James talks about the initial resuscitation process during the first part of the podcast. James refers…

St John Pit Crew CPR (Part 2)

Hi Red shift. Another Coffee and Cases has come and gone. The focus this time was back on Pit Crew CPR, which was covered in our last St John CCE. Pit crew CPR or High performance CPR will take time to be a well established practice in our resuscitation procedure. This session of Coffee and Cases…

St John Pit Crew CPR

Thank you all for contributing once again to another successful C & C. While the red shift was slightly ahead of its times, St John is endorsing the Pit Crew approach and it’s part of our new CPG. You’ll go through this on CCE (if you haven’t done so yet), but here is the summary…