My friend Chris Bond runs a blog called SOCMOB (see below for an explanation).
Like all Canadians, Chris likes to have a nice meal, drink a glass of wine, and then go to the parking lot, break a beer bottle and stab people with it. In Canada, they call this bottling. When not bottling, Chris posts on emergency medicine topics; he put together a video on how to build a cheap and dirty cric trainer. Take a look…
Here is the original SOBMOB post.
The trainer is based on this article: (Anaesthesia 2004; 59:1012–15).
A recent letter to the editor takes the model even further: (Anaesthesia, 2009, 64, pages 687–697).
Seth Trueger turned me on to this other, superior (though more complicated) version of the surgical cricothyrotomy training device:
It is from:
St. George Hospital; Sydney, Australia
SOCMOB Chris is also the creator of the, “Diagnosis Wenckebach” video:
What is SOCMOB?
SOCMOB = Standing on the corner, minding my own business. For any of you who work in emergency departments, you’ve likely heard this history before. Most likely the presenting complaint was trauma
The SOCMOB Algorithm
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