Jeremy S Melker

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Emergent cricothyrotomy is a potentially lifesaving procedure central to acute airway algorithms. In most cases in which cricothyrotomy is indicated, the acuteness of the airway precludes subspecialty consultation before performance of the procedure. The academic environment is an exception, in which the responsibility of securing a "difficult" cricothyroid(More)
Airway evaluation and basic management are essential skills for all physicians. Identifying patients for whom mask ventilation or endotracheal intubation will be difficult to impossible is vital for patient safety. Despite this, training in airway evaluation is minimal in the curricula of most medical schools. To ensure a thorough understanding of airway(More)
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