Surviving an extreme fall - prehospital and emergency resuscitation


This presentation is part of Trauma on the Border 2019

Synopsis: A 20 year old male falls 8 storeys onto the ground below sustaining multiple life threatening injuries. This presentation will include an outline of the prehospital assessment and management by the High Acuity Response Critical Care Paramedic and his transition into the Emergency Department in a critical condition; and the continued story of his ongoing life saving resuscitation from the receiving Emergency Consultant.

Biography: Julie Hughes is a Critical Care Paramedic currently working in Brisbane’s High Acuity Response Unit joining the QAS in 2002 after a 10-year career as a staff/senior radiographer at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Stationed predominantly in the Brisbane metropolitan area she has also done terms in rural / single officer stations, as a Flight Paramedic, Officer in Charge, Clinical Support Officer and is a sessional tutor at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Julie has a special interest in the critically ill patient and prehospital ultrasound.

Dr Glenn Ryan is a Senior Emergency Physician at PAH’s Department of Emergency Medicine, runs the Department’s Trauma portfolio and is involved in the Department’s Disaster portfolio. He is also a pre-hospital physician with the Queensland Ambulance Service. Particular interests include trauma management and pre-hospital care. Dr Ryan has also worked as a Pre-hospital Clinical Fellow with London’s Air Ambulance (London HEMS) in 2012-13 and has just returned to the PAH after 2 months with London’s Air Ambulance as an honorary consultant. Dr Ryan has been actively involved in establishing the PAH’s Trauma Activation System, Red Blanket pathway and has been a previous chair of the Trauma Review Committee.

Presentation slides are available below under "Lesson 2", once you have enrolled in this course.

Presented by Julie Hughes and Dr Glenn Ryan

Julie Hughes is a Critical Care Paramedic. Dr Glenn Ryan is a Senior Emergency Physician.



30 minutes
8th Apr 2020
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