I am finishing placement in the ER in our regional health sciences centre.
We see approx 240 patients a day. We have 4 Trauma rooms. 2 are designated for resusc and 2 for traumas.
all 4 rooms have their own articulating arms that have our ambu bag 4 suction sources and 4 O2 sources on the arm. A vitals monitor, then it has various airways and instruments set up for intubation and opening airways. then our back tray carries various stuff, such as N95 masks, sterile gloves, gowns, closed chest drainage trays, central line insertion kits, suture kits, paracentesis trays, catheterization kits, along with numerous other kits and instruments.
Each room has a crash cart that carries a large amount of drugs for resusc, ACLS and Trauma, as well as preloaded syringes, so we do not have to run for any drugs, and a biphasic defibrillator.
Each room has a dual bag pressure infuser
The 2 trauma rooms have an inhouse X-Ray machine and portable ultrasound as well.
We also stock all the RT equipment the RT's would need, and Iv equipment in room.
WHen a trauma comes in, we do not have to leave the room for anything, until either the patient hsa to go for a ct scan or is going to ICU or OR.
Our pediatric resusc rooms are set up in the same manner but everything in the peds rooms works on the Braslow system.