An essential skill of any innovative troubleshooter in the Emergency Department is the ability to recognize when one piece of equipment may be used elsewhere. For instance, what’s your go-to approach when looking for a spare guidewire? Let’s say you are trying to salvage an ultrasound-guided basilic vein IV catheterization.
Here’s where I go for guidewires:
- Central line kits
- Pneumothorax pigtail kits
- Seldinger-based cricothyrotomy kits