Prehospital Emergency Anaesthesia Checklist

Our RSI checklist is performed in a challenge-response fashion. The clinician who established the equipment set-up reads, while the other clinician checks and responds. Any discussion, such as difficult laryngoscopy plan, briefing the individual who is immobilising the neck, and so on, should be done PRIOR to commencing the checklist. The checklist should not take much more than a minute and is the final step prior to immediately anaesthetising the patient, without any further questions like a redundant ‘is everyone ready?’ or ‘any questions?’.

Note the ‘patient’ was one of our paramedic colleagues acting for the simulation.

The video was kindly shot by Georgina Kiedrowski and her team.

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