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Monday, March 8, 2021

St. Emlyn´s - By Simon Carley - March 08, 2021
“Cricothyroidotomy is a procedure that worried many emergency physicians. Partly because it’s a rare procedure, but also because we are likely to embarking on it at a time when things are ‘going wrong’. The most likely time will be during a failed intubation when stress levels will be high, the patient will be seriously unwell and time will be running out. The fear that many of us feel about this procedure are therefore quite understandable and similar to other immediate life saving interventions such as thoracotomy. 
How many cricothyroidotomies have you performed or seen in your clinical practice?”