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Cricoid pressure survey results are IN!

Attributed to some joker on Twitter

Attributed to some joker on Twitter

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cricoid pressure survey results

Cricoid pressure survey open comments


Thanks to all 208 participants of the online survey!

Mostly emergency physicians from Pacific but a significant proportion of anaesthetists too!

Overall it looks like a dead even tie but if you read the 24 open comments (which constitute the “OTHER” group in the final yes/no question on cricoid pressure) you will see that the YES to CRICOID PRESSURE group in fact takes the lead…mainly due to medico legal reasons.



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  1. Seth Trueger #

    lots of Aussie respondents…

    March 19, 2013
  2. Thanks Minh
    Interested to see response broken down into Aus vs NA vs UK vs W.Europe
    Also interested to see response broken down by Emerg vs Anesth

    March 21, 2013
  3. ambofoam #

    Not the result I was expecting. However on reading the ‘Other’ section it appears that perhaps cric pressure has only the appearance of being alive and well. “I don’t use it but chart that I do” “Sometimes, if the Dr asks for it” “Yes but not in any belief that it works”
    It seems to me that the zombie corpse of cricoid pressure is staggering along moaning loudly due to tradition, fear or apathy rather than any real expectation of benefit.

    March 21, 2013
  4. “Zombie corpse of cricoid pressure”

    I can feel a new meme coming on…

    Meanwhile, of those who stated ‘no’ – would you be happy to stand up in Court and defend non-use?

    I think I will remain in the ‘put it on for form’s sake, then remove if view difficult’ camp


    April 2, 2013

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