PHARM Podcast 22 – RollCage Medic and MotorSports medicine with Dr Mathew MacPartlin
Revheads tune in and listen up. Mathew and I discuss prehospital scene safety and vehicular extrication
Last week I had to pull someone out of a crumpled 4WD on a remote road as part of my prehospital retrieval shift and it got me thinking about writing this episode. I immediately thought of a Twitter colleague, @rollcagemedic aka Dr Mathew MacPartlin, intensivist from Wollongong, New South Wales. We tweeted about car crashes and prehospital issues such as scene safety and extrication.
So today we had a nice old chat and go through a few things such as :
2.Prehospital issues of attending car crashes, key lessons and pearls
3. Basic principles of safe extrication
4. Differences in civilian vs professional racing cars
Mathew kindly provided these weblinks and references for your interest, along with the images of professional race cars.
Rollcagemedic site: http://rollcagemedic.yolasite.com/ -> Clnical and technical information along with links for motor sport rescue agencies if you want to get involved
Twitter feed: @rollcagemedic
Confederation of Australian Motor Sports – www.cams.com.au/ -> The regulatory body for motor sports in Australia. Also supports the Australian Institute for Motor Sport Safety (http://www.aimss.com.au/)
Federation Internationale de l’Automobile – www.fia.com/ -> The world regulatory body for motor sports for most major motor sports categories. Houses the FIA Institute (www.fiainstitute.com/) which conducts research into motor sport safety developments and event sustainability.
I promised a photo of my brother, Thien, at the Clipsal 500 race in Adelaide as a race side doctor. Tough gig, right?
Mathew mentioned the HANS safety device and here is a picture of one
Mathew talks about a rally car crash and the fact both driver and navigator were able to walk away from it. Here is that rally car!
Here is an example of defensive parking at a crash scene at LeMans 24
Now here are two pictures from the scene of the remote car crash I attended.
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Stay safe and enjoy the interview
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