John Hinds, Critical Care and Irish Road Racing Doc, gave my absolute favorite lecture from SMACCgold. It was the con side of a debate on Cricoid Pressure for Emergency Airway Management. Well, it was actually a rep pitch for a new drug called Cricolol. You will enjoy it!
Here is the conference write-up version in ACEP Now
Note: This is a remixed version from the one up on Intensive Care Network (love those guys!), so watch it again…
Ideal Cricoid Pressure Is Biomechanically Impossible During Laryngoscopy. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Sep 28. doi: 10.1111/acem.13326. [Epub ahead of print]
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