The Royal Flying Doctor Service has developed a new mannequin that vomits sickly green slime to help them practice treating patients who vomit while they're being respirated artificially.
The mannequin, known as a Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy Airway Decontamination Device (SALAD), is being used by the RFDS team at Broken Hill in New South Wales.
Dr Andy Caldin from the South Eastern Section's (RFDS SE) Dubbo base said that in short, SALAD was an airway training mannequin that vomits.
'Keeping lungs and airways clear is a critical skills when dealing with unconscious patients as any blockage could be fatal,' Dr Caldin said.
'American physician, Dr James DuCanto, invented this cutting-edge training tool and then generously posted some DIY instructions on-line. I thought it was something we could use here, so I decided to give it a go.'