We learned that during medic school. In the field I haven't needed to use it yet. The King has always been able to slide in with no issues.Am I the only one that uses a laryngoscope when putting in a King or a combitube? I was taught it's a great way to displace the tongue and avoid the teeth tearing the baloon.
Quite well. Usually.Im curious now if the chinese finger traps would work for traction
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I saw a video that said you can get them in nylon or a metal material, which I assume is just a mesh. We already get funny looks from everyone as we drag the clanging device over to the room, I'm sure it would only be worsened by multi-colored Chinese finger trapsAlso, I would be concerned with how well a chinese finger trap would hold up for traction. The ones on the contraption are made from some sort of thick, plastic, polyester, carbon fiber looking material that is much sturdier than a chinese finger trap.
Used my first tongue depressor yesterday.They do kind of look like Chinese finger traps.
As far as strange stuff on our trucks. I'd have to say tongue depressors. I've never used them, so I'd label them out of place.
Also, how do you guys like that "Hand-E" contraption? Does it work well?
Work great for de bey-bez. Situationally dependent. There are some concerns for spinal injury (presentation) that may still warrant full c-spine, even in adults.We carry KEDs. I can't come up with a scenerio where we would need them, since we don't do spinal immobilization.
I just used a pillow case around their neck, give them a barf bucket, and have them hold a cold compress all the way to the ED if it's still actively bleeding.Used my first tongue depressor yesterday. Last week another medic taught me to apply gauze to the end of two, then tape them together in the middle. Use to apply pressure to epistaxis.
We have a pedi immobilzer, like a papoose board, for kids. Works great. The upside down KED is good in theory for hip fx, but a pain to apply.Work great for de bey-bez. Situationally dependent. There are some concerns for spinal injury (presentation) that may still warrant full c-spine, even in adults.
I don't know that I would be all that jazzed about moving a patient I suspect of, say, anterior cord syndrome freely with just SMR.What kind of circumstances are you referencing?