The RAGE podcast is dedicated to the memory of our fallen RAGE team member, Dr John Hinds (@DocJohnHinds).
John was a world renowned critical care physician from Northern Ireland. He was the consummate resuscitationist. He worked as an intensivist and anaesthetist at Craigavon Area Hospital. He was an internationally recognised trauma expert. He was a passionate advocate for the improvement of trauma care in his homeland. He was an inspiring and engaging educator who brought an equal mix of smiles and awe to all who heard him speak. Even with his remarkable talents, John maintained a quiet humility and made friends with everyone he met.
John was one of the beloved ‘flying doctors’ who made it their mission to save the lives of motorcyclists on Irish racing circuits, both North and South. He personally saved the lives of dozens of bikers in extremis, many of whom were his friends. ‘Dr John’ was a true hero among the Irish motorcycling community.
John died on on July 4th 2015 following a tragic motorcycle accident while providing medical cover for a practice session of the Skerries 100 motorcycle race. He was just 35 years old. He is survived by his partner, Janet, his parents and his two brothers.
Ride on John, you will always be our greatest inspiration.
To commemorate John’s legacy, his family supported the signing of a petition supporting the development of an Air Ambulance service in Northern Ireland. In September 2015, Health Minister Simon Hamilton expressed a commitment to establishing an emergency medical helicopter service in Northern Ireland.
A few FOAM tributes to John Hinds
- First Among Equals (RAGE and SMACC)
- John Hinds, We Salute You! (RAGE)
- Ride on (LITFL)
- Be Like That Guy – Dr John Hinds (Resus.ME)
- We Will Miss You John Hinds (EDECMO.org)
- A note on the passing of John Hinds (Emergency Medicine Ireland)
FOAM resources featuring John Hinds
- John Hinds Defends Direct Laryngoscopy at SMACCFORCE (RAGE)
- “Crack the Chest, Get Crucified” by John Hinds (RAGE/ SMACC)
- PreSMACC MiniRAGE (RAGE)
- RAGE Session Four (RAGE)
- Cricoid: To Press or Not To Press? (RAGE/ SMACC)
- RAGE smaccGOLD Edition (RAGE)
- Podcast 153 – In Memory – John Hinds, On How He Ran His Unit (EMCrit)
- Podcast 135 – Trauma Thoughts with John Hinds (EMCrit)
- Podcast 7 – Irish road racing and Australian circuits with John Hinds and Brent May (RollCage Medic)
- JellyBean 029 with John Hinds (LITFL)
Thanks again for listening to the RAGE!
Chris is an Intensivist and ECMO specialist at the Alfred ICU in Melbourne. He is also the Innovation Lead for the Australian Centre for Health Innovation at Alfred Health, a Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor at Monash University, and the Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Education Committee. He is a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand Clinician Educator Network (ANZCEN) and is the Lead for the ANZCEN Clinician Educator Incubator programme. He is on the Board of Directors for the Intensive Care Foundation and is a First Part Examiner for the College of Intensive Care Medicine. He is an internationally recognised Clinician Educator with a passion for helping clinicians learn and for improving the clinical performance of individuals and collectives.
After finishing his medical degree at the University of Auckland, he continued post-graduate training in New Zealand as well as Australia’s Northern Territory, Perth and Melbourne. He has completed fellowship training in both intensive care medicine and emergency medicine, as well as post-graduate training in biochemistry, clinical toxicology, clinical epidemiology, and health professional education.
He is actively involved in in using translational simulation to improve patient care and the design of processes and systems at Alfred Health. He coordinates the Alfred ICU’s education and simulation programmes and runs the unit’s education website, INTENSIVE. He created the ‘Critically Ill Airway’ course and teaches on numerous courses around the world. He is one of the founders of the FOAM movement (Free Open-Access Medical education) and is co-creator of LITFL.com, the RAGE podcast, the Resuscitology course, and the SMACC conference.
His one great achievement is being the father of two amazing children.
On Twitter, he is @precordialthump.