So I was asked by Chris Hill, a kiwi, to list the items I'd like to see in an ED-only Thoracotomy tray. Since I like to speak more than I like to write, I made a video instead:
John Hind's Talk
One of the things that came out of John Hind's incredible Cut the Chest, Get Crucified talk was that he also created an abbreviated tray. He did not detail what was in his tray–I imagine it was similar to the above video.
BD parker Disposable Protective Scapel is approved to be auto-claved. This means you can have preloaded, disposable scalpels in your trays.
Finochietto (Rib Spreader) Mismount
The crank must always be opposite the jaws. If you see something like this picture, you are screwed:
Nick Studer sent these great lists of other abbreviated surgical trays. He's a flight surgeon assigned to Task Force Sinai, Multinational Force & Observers in Egypt.
- COUNT SHEET_CRANIAL ACCESS
- COUNT SHEET_MAJORCASE
- COUNT SHEET_PLASTICS
- COUNT SHEET_THORACOTOMY
- COUNT SHEET_TRACH