Retrieval medicine from Shane

Well this time around we welcome a new contributor. Dr Shane Trevithick is a retrieval doctor with many years experience covering prehospital, interhospital and coordination work when he’s not being an emergency doctor. He’s got a bit on simple systematic approaches that get the job done. One of the exciting things that practicing medicine out… Continue Reading


The Thin Red line

There are plenty of times in the land of retrieval (and in some prehospital settings) where you need a little bit more than the simple squeezy cuff gives you. An arterial line. Maybe we could share some tips that work for at least one person with the hope of encouraging people to share theirs. This… Continue Reading


Paediatric Retrieval

When I’m not working in the emergency department, playing with my children or doing DFTB ‘stuff’ I work for the state retrieval service. As the name Adult Retrieval Victoria implies I spend my time moving and coordinating the movement of critically ill or injured adults around the state. There is a dearth of retrieval textbooks… via… Continue Reading


Neonatal retrieval

When I’m not working in the emergency department, playing with my children or doing DFTB ‘stuff’ I work for the state retrieval service. As the name Adult Retrieval Victoria implies I spend my time moving and coordinating the movement of critically ill or injured adults around the state. There is a dearth of retrieval textbooks… via… Continue Reading


Invitation: The Inaugural Lecture on Pre-Hospital and Retrieval Medicine — Auckland HEMS

Auckland HEMS, ARHT, and ADHB are delighted to welcome Dr Stephen Hearns from Scotland’s Emergency Medical Retrieval Service (EMRS) to Auckland. Dr Hearns will be presenting a lecture entitled ‘Building an Integrated Pre-Hospital Retrieval and Medical Service: The Scottish Experience‘ at 5pm Monday 28 November. All welcome! via Invitation: The Inaugural Lecture on Pre-Hospital and Retrieval… Continue Reading


The Remote Bad Stuff — The Collective

Last time Jodie Martin, Flight Nurse extraordinaire dropped by she shared one of our most popular posts ever. Jodie returns with a little on the Top End experience of sepsis. Time for a look at some remote medicine again. CareFlight provides the aeromedical service for the top half of the Northern Territory (NT) in Australia. […]… Continue Reading


Retrieval Medicine – Dr John O’Neill — C-Foam

Dr John O’Neill is a retrieval specialist and emergency physician working in Tropical North Queensland. John has previously worked for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and trained in aeromedical retrieval in the UK. In his talk, John recommends two books that he considers worth reading. via Retrieval Medicine – Dr John O’Neill — C-Foam