Date Archives: 11-May-2020

Question: Can SWORBHP or the Ambulance service purchase and own the cell phone used for BHP patches? The could have the same stewardship and sign out process as the controlled drugs. The devices given to us by CACC are an outdated technology from the early 1990's flip phone. We can barely hear to begin with and now with covid PPE its virtually impossible to now. All patches are going to be Patch Failures so what is the point? Can the recording not be done at the hospital end or via the cellphone itself. Relying on CACC to record these conversations and then provide antiquated technology seems counterintuative.

Question: With the lockdown in place and time on our hands can we contract out an application programmer to develop a more user friendly protocol app. We have updated to the current version and it still takes almost 10 minutes each time to no matter the device to load. Not very functional on a time sensitive ACP call. I'm sure there are plenty of software engineer students out there bored not in school.

So, just to be perfectly clear, as I have heard this in a round-about way from a few sources... We are not to use high concentration/High Flow oxygen via a BVM with a VSA patient without inserting an SGA - so when treating a VSA pt, we go directly to the SGA without ever using an OPA or NGA, correct? And what are our options if the SGA fails after 2 attempts and we do not have any extra hands to ensure a tight seal on the BVM mask - do we ventilate at all, or just administer compressions and carry on?