Posted by Matthew Mac Partlin on Thursday, June 21, 2012

There's a lot to be learned from the guys who practice pre-hospital acute medicine that can be adapted to motor sports medicine. Minh Le Cong is a retrievalist working with Queensland RFDS who has created a great blog (PHARM) that covers tricky topics and offers pearls in pre-hospital medicine.

He interviews individuals who have particular expertise or experience that may be of benefit to practicioners and this week (Lord knows why) he invited me to join him in a podcast covering some of the key elements of road trauma. In doing so, we do some comparision of civilian and motorsport trauma, discussing some of the differences and similarities in vehicle safety features, scene control and clinical approaches.

You can listen to the podcast here and feel free to leave comments after. When you're finished, check out the other content on Minh's site. You can also follow Minh on Twitter at @rfdsdoc. For more pre-hospital information, go to his buddy's site Resus M.E., run by Cliff Reid (Twitter @cliffreid)

If you want to get some more pre-hospital training, but don't necessarily want to take on a retrieval job, another of Minh's colleagues, Geoff Ramin, has started up a course called RFDS-STAR.