Tag Cricothyrotomy
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Surgical Cricothyroidotomy

Surgical Cricothyroidotomy; open procedure performed to secure the airway via an incision in the cricothyroid membrane - aka emergency surgical airway (ESA)

a difficult airway…

The Case. The ‘Batphone’ alerted us of a 68 year old female who is postictal following two seizures in rapid succession. She has a history of ‘a brain tumour’. P 120. BP 176 systolic !! GCS 8 Afebrile. Sats 98%…