In 1789 Savigny published a description of the construction and uses of a portable apparatus for the recovery of the apparently dead, notable for it's catchy title and for the amazing prehospital resuscitation equipment replete with an ETT, NGT, OGT, bag...and rectal desufflator
Cricoid pressure aka Sellick manoeuvre or, most accurately, cricoid force;the technique was first described in 1961 by Sellick to prevent aspiration, though Monroe used a similar method in 1774 to prevent gastric insufflation
Just in case you still thought cricoid pressure was a good idea, listen John Hinds at smaccGOLD. Hinds was an anaesthetist, intensivist and a motorcycle-riding prehospital resuscitationist based in Northern Ireland. In this debate he will tell you about ‘cricolol‘.…
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