Below you can read the answer to my question (Cricoid pressure in new DAS (Difficult Airway Society) Guidelines: still on?) from Chris Frerk, Chair of DAS guidelines group:
Thanks for your thoughtful comments
The website posting is necessarily brief and there will be more detail in the developing paper.
Your point is well made re cricoid pressure vs BURP and external laryngeal manipulation.
The paper is predominantly aimed at anaesthesia for surgery in the UK though we recognise that the existing 2004 guidelines are referred to in ED and ITU settings. Current UK practice does endorse cricoid pressure for RSI (which includes most ED intubations) though we are aware this is not the case in other countries – we’ve taken the stance so far that this paper isn’t the place to debate RSI techniques but we do have a developing section on RSI.
I think we do…
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