Check out the timestamps below to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.
On This Episode:
Cricothyrotomy is what’s known as a High Acuity Low Occurrence (HALO) procedure. Meaning anesthesia providers do not often perform this procedure, but when the clinical situation calls for a cricothyrotomy…it can be extremely stressful!
In this episode, Jeremy reviews the anatomy of the larynx, talks about preparation for the procedure itself, and then goes over a surgical cricothyrotomy technique called the Bougie-Assisted Cricothyrotomy (otherwise known as Scalpel-Finger-Bougie).
This is certainly one episode you will not want to miss!
Here are some of the things you’ll learn on this show:
- A last-ditch effort to provide life-saving ventilation. [4:11]
- Reviewing the anatomy first. [7:25]
- Identifying the cricothyroid membrane. [12:27]
- The potential hardest part of the procedure. [14:26]
- Walking through the surgical cricothyrotomy technique. [15:51]
- Things to keep in mind if you’re ever doing this procedure. [23:34]
Check out the interview at the top of the page and use the timestamps to help you navigate through the many topics we discussed.
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When it comes to a situation that requires a cricothyrotomy, don’t delay it. Perform it while the patient still has a pulse.