I've touched on thoughts for minimal standards for prehospital kit and a move towards similar standards in equipment and infusion protocols between small rural hospitals and retrieval services elsewhere in this blog. However, I was surprised to see the inclusion of a rubber chicken in Minh le Cong's essential prehospital kit. You can read more over at Cliff Reid's Resus.me site. But this of course raises the issue of what other 'unique' piece of kit that you feel you cannot function without.
|Choking the chicken - an essential prerequisite for retrievalists?|
For me, it's always been a six-pack of Dr Tim Cooper's Pale Ale (or Dr Tim's) - I usually slip a six pack in the vac-mat for the retrieval team when they take away a sick patient - in thanks for their efforts and as a reward to enjoy back at base.
What weird extra kit do you carry in your prehospital or emergency bag?