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Episode 5: Crico-thyrodotomy a Play by Play video

April 8, 2017

A play by play video of a scalpel finger bougie cric. 

 

As much as I'd like to take credit, original video was filmed by Reuben Strayer with patients consent. 

 

Simply mind blowing how much cognitive work goes into a surgical airway and the video is just an amazing example. Another good example can be found here by Dr Rhee which shows a more traditional surgical approach although a prefer the scalpel finger bougie similar to Scott Wiengart, although I've had favourable experiences with the lifestat recently (seperate episode) .

Other References: 

The formulation and introduction of a 'can't intubate, can't ventilate' algorithm into clinical practice.

Emergency surgical cricothyroidotomy: 24 successful cases leading to a simple ‘scalpel–finger–tube’ method

 

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