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 🙂