24142 - 2019 - Surgical Airways

How many needle cricothyroidotomy’s have been performed? Was this by a Paramedic / Advanced Paramedic / Doctor?

How many needle cricothyroidotomy’s were successfully performed?

Does your trust allow the use of surgical airways ? If so, who is authorised to perform them?

How many surgical airway procedures have been performed? Which device was used?

How many surgical airway procedures were successful?

Has your trust conducted follow-up training (training post initial paramedic qualification) / CPD sessions on needle cric or surgical airways? If so how many and when ?

 

 

  • Reference:
    24142
  • Response:

    How many needle cricothyroidotomy’s have been performed? Was this by a Paramedic / Advanced Paramedic / Doctor?

    Unknown - this is not information routinely collected by the Trust

    How many needle cricothyroidotomy’s were successfully performed?

    Unknown - this is not information routinely collected by the Trust

    Does your trust allow the use of surgical airways ? If so, who is authorised to perform them?

    Yes – Specialist or Advanced Paramedics in Critical Care

    How many surgical airway procedures have been performed? Which device was used?

    Scalpel, finger, bougie (DAS guidance) unknown numbers c.3 per annum

    How many surgical airway procedures were successful?

    All reported have been successful

    Has your trust conducted follow-up training (training post initial paramedic qualification) / CPD sessions on needle cric or surgical airways? If so how many and when ?

    It is a requirement for annual re-validation for Critical Care Paramedics (specialist/advanced)

     

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    Trust wide
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    • Clinical
    • Equipment
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