I was always a bit of a nerd when it comes to gadgets. Now, while working as a prehospital emergency doctor, I often ask my colleagues the question: “What do you carry?”.
Since there are so many great gadgets, I try to not to stuff too much stuff in my pockets, while having in mind the great talk “always carry your scalpel” and being prepared for “worst case” scenarios.
So – what do I carry? Here it is:
High visibility clothing by reverse.
High power flashlight (Nitecore P20)
A few gloves
Tourniquet (this one)
Left chest pocket:
Scalpel (10 blade)
Folding bougie (“Pocket Introducer“)
Rescue tool (the Victorinox one – great to cut up clothes for CPR and trauma)
Left upper pocket:
Left knee pocket:
2 pairs of gloves
Pediatric dosing table (self designed – coming online here soon!)
Mini flashlight (Fenix LD10; for pupils and if I don’t have my jacket)
Mini pen (actually a “Space Pen” ;-))
Right knee pocket:
Stethoscope (a robust Master Classic II)
Rubber stamp (needed for bureaucratic reasons…)
Haix (Airpower XR1)
So… what do you think? And: What do you carry?