You all know Dr Cliff Reid of the ResusMe blog and podcast, right? Well you might not know he is surrounded by a team of colleagues ( doctors and paramedics) at Greater Sydney Area Helicopter Ambulance Service, who are equally as passionate and driven in prehospital, retrieval and emergency medicine. I have met some of them in my travels and you could not meet a nicer bunch of professionals. Its hard not to be impressed by the standards they set themselves and their relentless push for clinical excellence. I have interviewed a few of them on the PHARM podcast previously :
Dr Karel Habig
Dr Brian Burns
One of their team, Dr Alex Tzannes is a Consultant Emergency Physician and Retrieval specialist. He kindly sent me some images of an airway equipment trolley he designed for his ED and wanted me to share them here. Now you all know I am somewhat obsessed with improving airway management in ED and prehospitalcare and designing our equipment and environment in ways that make our jobs easier is a great idea, so thanks ALex!
Here is part of an email from Alex, explaining the airway trolley:
“In response to your september blog on ersus bay organisation i would like to share with you some pics of the airway trolley i designed for use at st george ED in sydney. the emphasis was on immediate accessability and efficient daily checks, based on the concept of the aviation toolkit. top drawer: standard airway mx. bottom drawer: everything for the surgical airway (finger/bougie technique. we have a seldinger kit separate to the trolleys, but we actually wanted to REDUCE the choice of technique for CRM purposes.)“