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Cric with a Pen, Just like on TV! — EM in Focus

From the world of WTF comes this study : yep, a study on the feasibility of ten medical laypersons to perform a cricothyrotomy on a “fresh” cadaver. With a ballpoint pen. Using three different ball point pens of varying inner diameter, all ten volunteers could perforate the skin, but only one could penetrate the cricothyroid ligament […]

via Cric with a Pen, Just like on TV! — EM in Focus

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  1. jducanto #

    It’s unusual, but it’s a medical “Myth-Buster”!! Now we all will know to grab the first available steakknife, make a horizontal incision across thyroid cartilage, vertical incision into CTM, and shove in a finger. Hole patency maintained with butter knife. So let’s see some proper use of table utensils at SMACCDUB!

    April 23, 2016

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