With the CICO “pink” packs (cannula crico/tracheotomy) nearing expiry at many hospitals, I have decided to update them with new equipment. The Enk kits will be replaced by the “Rapid O2” device and 14ga insyte cannulas. This brings us in line with Andy Heard’s recommended equipment for use with his algorithm.
Further information may be found here;
In short, they are easier to use than the Enk, cheaper, and give better feedback if there is obstruction. Roll out of this device will occur across facilities as packs expire.
The Rapid O2 rep will be at GCPH from 10:00 to 14:00 on Thursday 20th July to conduct education with the device.
Please contact me if you have any concerns, or would like further information.