PHARM Podcast 003 – Interview with Dr. Karel Habig
Minh interviews Dr. Karel Habig, Medical Director, Greater Sydney Area HEMS, New South Wales, Australia
Tonight I interview Dr Karel Habig, Emergency Physician and Retrieval Specialist , in Sydney. He is a brother in arms with Dr Cliff Reid, of Resus.Me podcast and blog site. They both work for the Greater Sydney Area HEMS , a prehospital and retrieval medicine service doing up to 3000 missions per annum. This blogsite gives some useful information about their work and training.
They also have an awesome YouTube channel!
On the interview we discuss a recent annual training trip that Karel, Cliff and other retrieval consultants from their service do and this year they went to South Africa to learn from emergency doctors and trauma surgeons at some of the busiest units in the world! Tune in and hear some great tips described like balloon tamponade using a Foley catheter for vascular injuries.
I also pose a retrieval case to Karel on a patient with acute STEMI and prehospital thrombolysis, requiring aeromedical retrieval but with a low haemoglobin of 8g/dL.
Check out this useful reference article on aeromedical considerations of critically ill patients!
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Dr Minh Le Cong
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