Have you ever been on a street, in a building, and just wanted to intubate someone, but didn’t have the right equipment? Well, no need to haul around a heavy airway kit anymore — just take LifeStat — now you can performcricothyroidotomy with your keychain:
LifeStat is an emergency airway device for use in respiratory obstruction or failure. This innovative device facilitates a lifesaving method (cricothyroid notch) in emergencies when other efforts have failed. LifeStat is small and light enough to fit on your key ring, in your pocket, or in your emergency kit.
Aw, crikey — this is going to be on every emergency medicine doc’s wish list. It sells for $135 — a good deal more expensive than the “pocket knife and drinking straw” approach.
Updated: LifeStat homepage, thanks Hank!