Low Cost Simulation in Emergency Surgical Airway can Save Lives in an Italian Major Trauma Center.

J Eme Med Int Care 3(2): 117 Download PDF

Our institution, the “Maurizio Bufalini” Hospital in Cesena, is a level 1 Trauma Center serving a population of approximately 1,250,000 which grows to over 2,000,000 during the summer due to coastal tourism. The Trauma Team’s leader doctor and nurse coordinator are always intensive care physicians and intensive care nurses, with a background in anesthesia and defined educational path. In this context, a bougie-aided surgical airway training program was specifically conceived for all intensive care physicians and nurses, and continued during 2016. “Low cost” simulation with handcrafted trachea models (Figure 1), enabled all ICU physicians and nurses to perform at least two simulations during 2016.

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