A number of PHARM folk on social media have been chatting up a storm recently over Airway Checklists, Kit Dumps and Airway Bags.
A snapshot of this discussion has been collected in Storify here.
Through my playdates in the simulation lab at the Ornge Base here in Thunder Bay, I’ve started to delve deeper and deeper into Airway Planning and Preparation. Checklists and Kit Dumps have become a natural extension of this especially in the world of PHARM where the resources are limited, the team members are few, assistants may be unfamiliar and the environment is unpredictable.
Kit dumps have been used in various HEMS operations around the world.
At Magpas (The Mid Anglia General Practitioner Accident Service, UK) they also have a prehospital emergency anesthesia equipment template and pre-procedure checklist.
Minh and I have a dream about collaborating with the FOAMed social media community to create a Universal PHARM Kit Dump that can be made available for clinical use. There are also potential research opportunities in human factors and effectiveness in simulation and clinical practice. Future ideas may also include kit dump rollout packs that can deploy horizontally or vertically (HT Derek Sifford). The designs would be available for use in the spirit of FOAMed under Creative Commons License with Attribution but for Non-commercial use in sharing and derivative works.
Please add your ideas and suggestions on version 3.3 of the Kit Dump Sheet in the comments below. The “BOLDFACE” are the minimum “immediate-execution” items for time sensitive and critical situations (see EMCrit episode 99: Combat Aviation Paradigms for Resuscitationists).