CRICOTHYROTOMY - A REVIEW

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Rounds Details:

Date: Friday June 15, 2012

Presented by:  Dr. Sameer Mal, PGY4, Emergency Medicine, and Dwayne Cottel, Regional Paramedic Educator

Brief Description:

Has it been a while since you've seen or practiced a cricothyrotomy? Well, here is your chance! Providing a cricothyrotomy tube is a very rare occurrence in the world of EMS; however, if done correctly can lead to a life saving event. Please join us online for a review and presentation or in person for additional practice on mannequins!

By participating in this webinar, the paramedic should be able to:

- Describe emergency techniques for BVM and available airway adjuncts

- Recognize a failure when attempting to secure an airway

- Identify the indications and contraindications of a surgical airway as per the Cricothyrotomy Medical Directive

- Describe the relevant anatomy associated with Cricothyrotomy

- Demonstrate the correct insertion and post-insertion management of a Cricothyrotomy tube

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