“Innovation is change that unlocks new value” – Jamie Notter

“Unlocking the potential of equipment design”

"Designing for High Performance: The Power of Visual Hierarchy."

Have you ever struggled to use a piece of equipment or interface when you needed it the most? The design of the interface could be the culprit. Good visual hierarchy design is essential when critical information needs to be easily accessible and understood. In this blog post, I will delve into the power of visual hierarchy in designing for high performance. I'll share key takeaways from a recent presentation and discuss how visual hierarchy principles can be applied to create designs that guide users through the content, whether they're in a high-pressure situation or not. So let's explore the topic together and learn how to design for success!

“Designing healthcare equipment must go beyond functionality and aim to enhance human performance”

"Discover the Secrets to Unlocking Peak Performance in Healthcare."

We all know that design plays a crucial role in the success of any product. But designing equipment with a focus on human performance can make all the difference in healthcare. By incorporating human-centered design principles such as ergonomics, human-machine interaction, visual hierarchy, data visualization, and cognitive load, we can create tools that not only serve their purpose but also enhance the experience and performance of the clinician. Let's dive into the secrets to unlocking peak performance with equipment designed for humans!

Designing the RSI

During this episode Eoin Walker and I discuss how to optimise the RSI in the pre-hospital environment. We unpack some of the nuances, challenges, and approaches that I have found from being both a pre-hospital practitioner and in innovating the layout and design for an RSI in creating SCRAM™.

Dr Alasdair Corfield joins me on the HEMS Podcast to discuss the ABC Sepsis Trial.

ABC Sepsis Trial

This trial is an open label two-arm randomised trial focused on identifying the best treatment for community acquired sepsis patients. Feasibility of 5% Albumin compared with Balanced Crystalloid, as intravenous fluid resuscitation in adult patients with sepsis, presenting as an emergency to hospital. The aim of this research study is to compare two different fluids (Human Albumin Solution (HAS) and Balanced Crystalloid that are given via a drip to patients with severe infection (sepsis)...

“Connecting the physical world to the digital world”

Leverage RFID and NFC technology with the Rx SCRAM™ line

Explore what RFID and NFC is, and the possibilities it creates. Rx SCRAM™ Line - leverage RFID and NFC technologies to enhance patient safety and reduce cognitive load. An NFC chip can be easily linked to support medication-related clinical decisions and dosage recommendations. Checkout the post to find out more...

“Simplify and Standardise Emergency Anaesthesia”​

Neat Setup! Do you want SCRAM™?

Here is a very neat setup by Dr Halden an Anaesthetist, prehospital doctor at LIVES and instructor with ATACC faculty

Podcast with Minh Le Cong, MD

During this episode Minh and I discuss SCRAM™ (Structured CRitical Airway Management) the background, its role in prehospital care and the research.

Image by Adam LaChappelle

Airway Decontamination - SALAD

Airway-related complications significantly increase as the number of laryngoscopic attempts increase [1]. Airway contamination is one of the major causes of failure in first pass tracheal intubation attempts [2]. Blood and vomitus in the airway have been identified as a predictor of difficult intubation [3,4,5,6,7]. Yet, decontamination of the airway is a poorly defined step in airway management [8]. So, how has innovation address this important problem?