Airways Scope of Practice & Needle cricothyroidotomy vs Surgical cricothyroidotomy dataf

Jake Ledger made this Freedom of Information request to North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust,

I am a 2nd year Student Paramedic at Stafforshire university currently undertaking a review of the effectiveness of needle cricothyroidotomy when compared to surgical cricothyroidotomy.

As part if this report I would like to request information about,
1. What clinical grade of staff are allowed to use different types of airway?
2. And cases that your trust has had over the past 6 years when either of the two above mentioned skills have been used, 2012/13 - 2017/18.

I have included a link below to an excel spreadsheet that you should be able to view and download using the Downwards arrow incon in the top right corner. The document has three sheets, two of which are to be completed. The first to be completed with information about scope of practice, the second with information about the cases of the above mentioned skills usage. I have included example data sets in red to assist. If you are unable to provide the level of detail requested on the second sheet I have provided a third sheet which somewhat simplifies the information further to simply the usage of the skill by grade and the outcome.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cTS6huK...

If you are unable to view the document please contact me and I will endeavour to sort the issue. I have also included a list of column headings below should there be any issues.

Your prompt reply would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to hearing back from you.

Yours faithfully,

Jake Ledger

Sheet 1
Grade of Clinician
OPA
NPA
I-Gel
Tracheal Intubation
Needle Cricothyroidotomy
Surgical Cricothyroidotomy

Sheet 2
Case No (Not actual case no.)
Financial Year
Presenting complaint e.g. FBAO, Anaphylaxis
Adult/Child
Intervention Needle or Surgical Cricothyroidotomy
Intervention performed by e.g. Paramedic, Advanced Paramedic, CCP, Dr
Airway Achieved Yes/No
Patient Outcome Deceased (ROLE) or Transported
Any additonal notes as to the need for the intervention

Sheet 3
Number of each skill perfomed/financial year and divided up by grade or clinician.
Number of ROLE vs Transported for each skill.

Audrey Turnbull, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Audrey Turnbull,

I believe there may have been an error with the original link. Please try this instead.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cTS6hu...

Yours sincerely,

Jake Ledger

Audrey Turnbull, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

I am away from the office until Wednesday 1 August. For anything urgent in my absence please contact

[email address]
or
[email address]

Karen Greenacre, North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

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Please find attached response letter to your Freedom of Information
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Karen Greenacre
Governor Support Officer | Chief Executive’s Directorate

 

Direct Line: 0191 430 2036  
North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Bernicia House | Goldcrest Way | Newburn Riverside Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne | NE15 8NY | 0191 430 2000
Unmatched quality of care every time we touch lives

CQC rated good
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North-East-Ambulance-Service

 

 

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