23768 - 2020 - Endotracheal Tubes and Bougies

1) Please could you tell me how many endotracheal tubes were placed in EEAST since January 2019? 

2) Out of the above figure how many bougies were used? (If you are unable to obtain this information please could you tell me how many bougies were bought by EEAST since January 2019?)
 
3) Could you tell me the current stance/policy on the future of ETI within EEAST and whether ETI is likely to be rescinded as a paramedic skill?
 
4) What is the current policy on recommended storage of bougies used for intubation?
 
5) Some ambulance stations have bougie containers, others do not. Is there any explanation as to why that is?
  • Reference:
    23768
  • Response:
    1) Please could you tell me how many endotracheal tubes were placed in EEAST since January 2019? 
    To locate and collate this data the Trust would have to manually look through each PCR.  It has been determined that to look through what is in excess of 3000 records would, in conjuction with the time already spent on this request, take over the 18 hour limit laid down by the Freedom of Information Act.  Therefore we are applying exemption s.12 of the Act to this part of your request.
    2) Out of the above figure how many bougies were used? (If you are unable to obtain this information please could you tell me how many bougies were bought by EEAST since January 2019?)
    As yet the Trust has not purchased any bougie holders, however this is currently with Procurement.
     
    3) Could you tell me the current stance/policy on the future of ETI within EEAST and whether ETI is likely to be rescinded as a paramedic skill?
    We as a Trust will be looking to retain the skill of ETT for Paramedics that have demonstrated competency and confidence in maintaining this through evidence based learning and skills log; as such it will not be part of core Paramedic skill set but an additional one that can be maintained.
    4) What is the current policy on recommended storage of bougies used for intubation?
    The Bougies should be stored around the edge of the paramedic / secondary responder bag to minimise deformity prior to use.  
    5) Some ambulance stations have bougie containers, others do not. Is there any explanation as to why that is?
    Some areas have locally sourced solutions, these are tolerated by the Trust in advance of a comprehensive solution when it becomes available
    6) What is the cost of each bougie tube?
    This information cannot be provided at present as this is still going through the Procurement process
    If you would be able to provide me with any procurement data surrounding bougie holders I would be obliged. 
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    Trust wide
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    • Clinical
    • Equipment
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