Emergency cricothyrotomy-a comparative study of different techniques in human cadavers.

  title={Emergency cricothyrotomy-a comparative study of different techniques in human cadavers.},
  author={Patrick Schober and Martina C Hegemann and Lothar A Schwarte and Stephan Alexander Loer and Peter Noetges},
  volume={80 2},
BACKGROUND Emergency cricothyrotomy is the final lifesaving option in "cannot intubate-cannot ventilate" situations. Fast, efficient and safe management is indispensable to reestablish oxygenation, thus the quickest, most reliable and safest technique should be used. Several cricothyrotomy techniques exist, which can be grouped into two categories: anatomical-surgical and puncture. METHODS We studied success rate, tracheal tube insertion time and complications of different techniques… CONTINUE READING
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