Monday, July 30, 2012

Needle Cricothyrotomy


What do you do with a cant intubate/cant venilate scenario? 
I hear people all the time that speak negatively about needle cricothyrotomy. It has been proven to be safe, and effective when done properly. A good clinician will realize the need when they encounter a cant intubate/cant ventilate scenario. 


Furthermore it can open the glottis and has allowed successful intubation and saved a patient. Go to this link.
http://emcrit.org/blogpost/more-needle-cricothyrotomy/

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