To celebrate the upcoming launch of the Paediatric SCRAM Bag at Retrieval 2019, we have launched a competition on Twitter to give one lucky person the chance to win either the Paediatric or the Adult SCRAM Bag!
SCRAM® (Structured CRitical Airway Management), invented by Paul Swinton and Neil Sinclair, was designed and developed to improve the time and safety of the delivery of pre-hospital emergency anaesthesia and tracheal Intubation. Over the past five years, as the community of clinicians using SCRAM® in both the pre-hospital and hospital environments has grown, so has the diverse feedback, providing us with unique insight into how SCRAM® is used by high performance teams within different clinical settings. This has enabled us to refine the design to meet the needs of the clinician, into what is now the current version.
Following the success of the Adult SCRAM® there has been strong demand from the community for a Paediatric version of SCRAM®. This however, comes with different challenges, requiring the design to take account of the broader size range of equipment required to cover the paediatric body size spectrum, ranging from around 3kg at birth to 50kg at adolescence, and at the same time have an optimal ergonomic design that improves task utilisation of equipment. Paul Swinton, Dr Jon McCormack and Neil Sinclair undertook this challenge to invent a paediatric version of SCRAM®. Using the same philosophy and principles that were used in the successful, Adult SCRAM® and tailoring them to the specific requirements of Paediatric airway management, they have developed the Paediatric SCRAM line, with the same objectives as the Adult SCRAM but within a paediatric context