Emergency cricothyroidotomy performed by inexperienced clinicians—surgical technique versus indicator-guided puncture technique

@inproceedings{Helm2013EmergencyCP,
  title={Emergency cricothyroidotomy performed by inexperienced clinicians—surgical technique versus indicator-guided puncture technique},
  author={Matthias Helm and Bjoern Hossfeld and Christian Jost and Lorenz Lampl and Tobias Maria Boeckers},
  booktitle={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND To improve the ease and safety of cricothyroidotomy especially in the hand of the inexperienced, new instruments have been developed. In this study, we compared a new indicator-guided puncture technique (PCK) with standard surgical technique (ST) regarding success rate, performance time and complications. METHODS Cricothyroidotomy in 30 human cadavers performed by 30 first year anaesthesia residents. The set chosen for use was randomised: PCK-technique (n=15) and ST (n=15). Success… CONTINUE READING