To date we have only a limited number of Sandpiper Bags, used for training on the ACRRM ‘prehospital and retrieval medicine’ course.
These bags were kindly supplied by Sandpiper UK and have been trialled for over 12 months in the harsh Australian conditions by one of the South Australian Rural Emergency responders. The verdict? These bags are excellent and fit-for-purpose for use by Australian clinicians delivering immediate care.
Our mission is to supply Sandpiper Bags; solutions may vary with location. Some clinicians may prefer an empty bag and equip it according to our recommended layout. In many locations this can be achieved by partnering with local Hospital, local ambulance and PBS Doctors Bag medications. Other locations may wish to look at raising funds to take possession of a full kit and bag, pre-packed.
You can see more of the Sandpiper Mk III bag here from the BASICS-Scotland website (Australians may need subtitles….)
Here’s an explanation of the Sandpiper Bag in Australia from Dr Tim Leeuwenburg in South Australia, who uses the Sandpiper Bag in preference as part of the Rural Emergency Responder Network in SA