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Trauma ‘Code Crimson’ Pathway

Trauma Code Crimson Pathway ‘Code Crimson’ is a term that has commonly been used by hospital-based teams managing patients with life-threatening haemorrhage that is refractory to resuscitation. The purpose of a ‘Code Crimson’ activation is to streamline patient access to definitive intervention, including an operating theatre or interventional radiology suite. ‘Code Crimson’ is the topic …

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SERT Institute Academic Leads

The SERT Institute recognises the contribution and productivity of all forms of research done by surgeons, and the fact that it underpins good clinical care. As part of our aim to promote this activity, we have appointed academic leads in each of our surgical departments (See Link). Our aim is to promote and facilitate the …

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Using clinical health data for better healthcare – Coursera

“Using clinical health data for better healthcare” is a  free online course co-ordinated by Professor Tim Shaw, Professor of eHealth at the University of Sydney  ( The course takes approximately 11 hours to complete (4 hours a week). There is an option to obtain a certificate of completion for those who formally enrol.

RNS Hospital Shoulder Symposium

Shoulder reconstruction is a complex and often difficult procedure. New techniques are constantly being developed and created to optimise patient outcomes. The Royal North Shore Hospital in partnership with Mathys & Smith & Nephew hosted the 10th Annual RNS Shoulder Symposium. This highly successful two-day symposium provides an opportunity for surgeons performing arthroscopy & arthroplasty …

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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – A Review

“Enhanced Recovery After Surgery is an evidence-based care improvement process for surgical patients. Implementation of ERAS programs results in major improvements in clinical outcomes and cost, making ERAS an important example of value-based care applied to surgery.”  Our next surgical grand rounds will discuss the ERAS protocol and its implementation at RNSH. Ljungqvist et al. …

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Physician Wellness Books Available from the Douglas Piper Library

For more information visit the library which is on the ground floor of the Kolling Building at Royal North Shore Hospital, contact Nicola Wormleaton ( or visit the library website.