Ingenuity embodied, well almost

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Above you can see a colleague of mine holding a bit of an anaesthetic circuit with a pink mask on the end. This was the attempt of an adult only A&E to make a spacer for a child with breathing difficulties who’d initially gone to the wrong place.

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Now this (directly above) is what a spacer should look like. And the replacement provided by the adult A&E, apart from making us all laugh, was actually a little dangerous as it gave the impression that the child had had a proper dose of salbutamol when in reality the inhalor hadn’t made a proper seal and the ridges in the tube were probably catching quite a lot of the inhalor.

Anyway, thankfully the kid was fine after a night in hospital 🙂

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