Cricothyrotomy (FONA)

The wire guided Seldinger technique (that was easy enough for an anesthesiologist to understand!) is no longer recommended. If the membrane is palpable, one full thickness transverse incision into the trachea; if not palpable an initial vertical incision so you don’t end up above the larynx.

A FONA (front of neck airway) Difficult Airway Society video that we all hope never to re-enact!

Front of Neck Airway

 

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