I have seen on Twitter posts where some CCO teams carry a bag containing essential equipment in order to carry out their work. I wonder how common a practice this is and what do you carry with you?
In our Trust we tend to use ward stock, but this can often slow the delivery of care, trying to obtain equipment.
Our team all carry a stethoscope, but each individual person tends to carry their own mini kit. For me: multiple pens, posits, pen torch, bottle of water, electronic observation iphone, emergency bleep. Our biggest baggage is currently our A4 ring-binder full of audit paperwork (but hopefully only for the next few weeks until we go fully paperless :-)). We use ward stock, unless part of a critical transfer - then we may use our internal transfer bag contents.
We have a potable EMMA capnograph, but tend not to carry this everywhere due to it's size.
The above is unlikely to be of help, but I'd be interested to follow this thread.
Thanks for posting.
Thanks Danielle, every reply helps. We carry a laptop and input patient info into a database, which enables us to do audits from this information. It is not ideal, but it is a start. We tend to get our equipment from the wards we are visiting, and like you, we use a full (ridiculously big) transfer bag.
I personally think a small bag with specialist equipment in, may be beneficial.
We don't carry much on our person, except for the obvious tubes, pens, phone etc. We have a rapid response trolley including oxylog or retrieval bag ( contents based on NWL transfer bag + some extras). This depends on what the situation is that we can send for either or both. We have a drug pouch with RSI stuff and emergency drugs. And our little Phillips X3 monitors which can do capnography and invasive pressure monitoring.
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