Really enjoyed WAMM
Just going through new DAS guidelines.
Really pleased that they are more simplified and take away the many choices that can only lead to dithering time-wasting in time of stress…
Option of choice :
So, we will now take the bull by the horns and ensure that we get some sheep larynxes in and teach technique, ideally, to all members of the department…
In York, we have, currently:
in our Plan D drawer on our trollies and in every Anaesthetic Room lots of Quicktrach 2 devices that we have recently acquired at considerable cost &
a number of VBM needles for attaching to a number of free-standing Manujet devices as an alternative as per previous DAS Guidelines.
I appreciate we all need to be singing off the same hymn sheet and I support the use of the Scalpel technique…but:
Does that mean we should be taking all the Quicktrach 2 devices and Manujet needles off the trollies, out of the anaesthetic rooms, and throwing them all away????
Does this mean that we need no longer teach anyone, especially trainees, how to use Manujet (probably a good idea following NAP4 findings!)?
& does this mean our trainees will not be asked about these techniques in their FRCA exams?
We don’t do much Paediatric elective surgery here in York…but, do we still have to keep and teach the VBM needles and Manujet stuff in case of Paediatric Emergency???
Does this mean VBM will go out of business?
DAS/RCoA Airway Lead