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Browsing Archive: August, 2016

Flight after a pneumothorax

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, In : Clinical topics 

There have been a number of incidents at motorsport events that have resulted in a blunt chest injury mechanism with the competitor presenting to the event medical centre for assessment and while no major injuries were found they have subsequently been diagnosed with a pneumothorax. Usually it has been a small one, associated with one or more fractured ribs, diagnosed on a CT. Some of the more high profile incidents include:

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How to do simulation training well

Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, In : Clinical topics 
The previous blog post covered a recent session that I ran for some Australian Rally Championship competitors which covered First On Scene Response training. The aim of the session was to give the competitors some basic skills so that should they be the first to arrive at a rally accident where someone has been seriously injured they have a framework to get help and provide some potentially life or limb saving assistance, buying time for the medical team. The session was deliberately practica...

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