Initial Management of Burns

Are you providing consistent burns care? Listen in as Toby St Clair, a MICA Flight Paramedic & Yvonne Singer the Victorian Burns Program Coordinator talk us through the initial management of burns. Toby discusses some of the challenges & priorities of pre-hospital burns management and provides a practical approach to their care. Yvonne provides us insight into the continuum of care on arrival to the Victorian Adult Burns Service & management advice supported by burns literature. Current at date of publication; 11/06/2019.

Emergency Management of the Older Person Trauma

A collaborative discussion with two passionate advocates for older people after major trauma, Dr Mya Cubitt, an Emergency Physician, and Dr. Kwang Lim, a Geriatrician. This discussion will highlight the complexities and challenges of caring for this patient group, which includes; physiological differences, initial assessment, management, systems and processes to ensure appropriate ongoing care. Current at date of publication; 13/05/2019.

Pre-Hospital Management of Older Person Trauma

Pre-hospital management of older trauma patients is challenging. James Marshall, Paramedic Educator with Ambulance Victoria, explains how physiological changes and comorbidities complicate pre-hospital initial assessment and triage. James shares his own experiences and strategies to ensure optimal pre-hospital care for the older person trauma. Current at date of publication; 10/05/2019.

Ambulance Victoria & Pre-hospital Triage of Major Trauma Patients

Did you know there are systems designed that send major trauma patients to the best hospital for their condition? The technology used gets patients to help in the most safe and timely manner. Michael (Mick) Stephenson, Executive Director of Clinical Operations at Ambulance Victoria talks to us about the Ambulance Victoria response to major trauma patients. Mick describes activation systems that the initial 000 call will trigger to ensure an appropriate response; with extra consideration to ensure an accurate assessment, triage and management. Current at date of publication; 18/04/2019.

Teamwork and Communication

We chat with Dr. Jonathan Papson, the Director of Emergency Education at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, about the importance of teamwork and communication in managing major trauma. We discuss proven techniques for developing a functional team structure, using effective communication and demonstrate strategies to manage conflict. Jonathan also shares some of his own personal experiences in practice. Current at date of publication; 18/04/2019.

Trauma and Cardiac Arrest

Traumatic cardiac arrest can be a highly stressful scenario. Dr David Camilleri, an Emergency Physician and Retrieval Consultant, discusses cardiac arrest in the setting of major trauma. David explains the need for synthesis and preparation, a shared mental model and the benefits of guidelines so we can deliver the lifesaving treatment these patients require. Current at date of publication; 18/04/2019.

Understanding Trauma in Victoria

In this episode Professor Peter Cameron talks us through the history & development of the Victorian State Trauma System (VSTS) and the Trauma Guidelines.  He explains how a state-wide approach, evidence base, robust planning, & ongoing monitoring drive continuous quality improvement, seeing the VSTS evolve as a world leading trauma system. Current at date of publication:18/04/2019.