Cannula based cricothyrotomy

Most experts have shifted to the scalpel technique with bougie for emergency front of neck airway (eFONA).

This high fidelity lab simulation however showed a lesser chance of failure with a cannula based technique and using a Rapid‐O2® cricothyroidotomy insufflation device.

With proper training the authors suggest that there is still a strong case for using a cannula based technique. Much anatomical distortion and difficulty has often been reported with locating the cricothyroid membrane especially in the obese as well as misplacement of the tube.


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