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Needle Cricothyroidotomy

Needle Cricothyroidotomy



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Needle Cricothyroidotomy

Hatem Alsrour

King Saud University
College of Nursing
Needle Cricothyroidotomy

Hatem Alsrour

King Saud University
College of Nursing

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Published by: hatem alsrour on Aug 06, 2009
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Hatem Alsrour Hatem Alsrour 
King Saud UniversityCollege of Nursing
A cricothyrotomy (also called
thyrocricotomy, cricothyroidotomy, inferior laryngotomy, intercricothyrotomy, coniotomy or emergency airway  puncture
) is an emergency incision through the skin and cricothyroid membranto secure a patient's airway during certain emergency situations, such as anairway obstructed by a foreign object or swelling, a patient who is not able tobreathe adequately on their own, or in cases of major facial truma whichprevent the insertion of an airway through the mouth. A cricothyrotomy isusually performed by emergency physicians , trauma surgeons, or paramedicsas a last resort when control of the airway by usual means (an endotrachialtube through the mouth) have failed or are not feasible. This technique isconsidered easier and faster than a trachiostomy, but is only used when oral or nasal intubation is not possible. This procedure does not require manipulationof the cervical spine. However, it does require special training and authorizationfrom local medical direction prior to being performed, depending on localmedical protocol.There are three techniques:
Intubation (with purpose-built kits)
In a needle cricothyroidotomy, aIn a needle cricothyroidotomy, asyringe with a needle attached issyringe with a needle attached isused to make a puncture holeused to make a puncture holethrough the cricothyroidthrough the cricothyroidmembrane that overlies themembrane that overlies thetrachea. After the needle hastrachea. After the needle hasreached the trachea, a catheterreached the trachea, a catheteris passed over the needle intois passed over the needle intothe windpipe and attached to athe windpipe and attached to abag-valve device.bag-valve device.

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