Procedure: Open Cricothyrotomy

The only way I recommend performing cricothyrotomy since 2011 is the Bougie-Aided Cricothyrotomy

Here is an actual Cricothyrotomy

My friend Yen made this cheat sheet for bougie-aided cric

For historical purposes only, here is my video on performing open cricothyrotomy in 3 situations: with a trach set and an assistant, with a trach set when alone, and when you only have a scalpel.

I did a podcast on cricothyrotomies

and then I debated Minh Le Cong on Needle vs. Knife for surgical airways

My friend Ram Reddy has a bunch of great videos expanding on this topic

 

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Comments

  1. looks great
    look forward to more

  2. Damon Tedford says:

    Nice! Love the video. We’ll be making a few of these training models tomorrow to get sorted out on this procedure.

    Cheers Scott.

    D

  3. Dr Bernal says:

    During the Lecture you mentioned a cheap way to practice cricothyrotomy can you post a quick video clip on how to do it.

  4. Awesome stuff. I’ve put most of it back together in a little online course for our trainees. I’d love to hear what you guys think. http://www.thesharpend.org/eeacc-7-surgical-airways

  5. Dear Scott, Not sure if its my computer, but after trying multiple times the audio of your ‘open cric’ lecture (last one on this post) is not working (distorted). could you check this?

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