Hopefully you’ve already got your tickets in your pocket and your accommodation booked. The 2013 Bedside Critical Care Conference is only a few weeks away and with a great educational program and a full, free Intensive Care Trainee update day, it’s a conference not to miss.
I’ve been asked to run the Cricothyroidotomy Workshop on Day 3 and rather than take up precious minutes talking, I’ve flipped the classroom and recorded the pre-discussion into this podcast below so that when you get to the workshop we can get straight into hands-on practice.
Roberts and Hedges' Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, 6th ed.
Cricothyrotomy technique using gum elastic bougie is faster than standard technique: a study of emergency medicine residents and medical students in an animal lab. Hill C, Reardon R, Joing S, Falvey D, Miner J. Acad Emerg Med. 2010;17(6):666 - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20491685
Ultrasound-guided, Bougie-assisted cricothyroidotomy: a description of a novel technique in cadaveric models. Curtis K, Ahern M, Dawson M, Mallin M. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Jul;19(7):876-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2012.01391.x. Epub 2012 Jun 22. - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22724582
Andy Neill's paper on performing an emergency cricothyroidotomy using a ball-point pen: Observational cadaveric study of emergency bystander cricothyroidotomy with a ballpoint pen by untrained junior doctors and medical students. Andrew Neill, Philip Anderson. Emerg Med J 2013;30:308-311 doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-201317. - http://emj.bmj.com/content/30/4/308.short