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Bouncing Back from the Beach – Cutting to Air to secure an Emergency Surgical Airway – Thomas Dolven

Bouncing Back from the Beach – Cutting to Air to secure an Emergency Surgical Airway Summary by: Thomas Dolven To handle airways means being prepared to handle them all the way. You need to be prepared for a cannot intubate cannot oxygenate CICO scenario. The common, final end point of airway management in a is the emergency surgical airway, the cricothyroidotomy. So how to prepare? Often, it is not being taught right. This is a rare procedure under high stress and time sensitive. And most importantly, it is a bloody procedure that will be blind. You cannot use your eyes. So it needs a simple technique without fine motor skills, and it must be tactile. Your finger is the perfect tool for this task, and will guide you through it. The video of my personal real world experience is backed by available empirical evidence and lab training. There will never be an RCT, this is the best evidence we will have. So read NAPP4 and the case series article on the scalpel-finger-tube technique. Read these available articles, train, and remember these two key points: 1) There will be blood. But that’s OK, because. 2) Your finger can see.

Source: Bouncing Back from the Beach – Cutting to Air to secure an Emergency Surgical Airway – Thomas Dolven

EMERGENCY SURGICAL AIRWAY By Scott Weingart

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Simple Surgical Airway technique at Sydney HEMS induction 2015


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Cut to air by Weingart (SMACCGOLD)


This saved a life recently. Online learning works!

Scalpel Finger Bougie -Life Saving Art

Credit to Dr Tor Ercleve for art work and Dr Natasha Pirie-Burley for original design concept. Special mention to Dr Scott Weingart for inspiration. This logo design is distributed under Creative Commons Licence. FOAM to improve surgical airway training!

Credit to Dr Tor Ercleve for art work and Dr Natasha Pirie-Burley for original design concept. Special mention to Dr Scott Weingart for inspiration. This logo design is distributed under Creative Commons Licence.
FOAM to improve surgical airway training!

Surgical Airway by Weingart at SMACCGOLD

Digital intubation but not as you know it

Scalpel Finger Bougie Cricothyrotomy for SMACC 2014 from Scott from EMCrit on Vimeo.

This is the technique for surgical airway as taught at Greater Sydney Area HEMS. Thanks for Scott Weingart for producing this demonstration video

Surgical Airway by Dr Rob Bryant

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Surgical Cric with Dr Levitan and courtesy of Dr Weingart

Levitan, the “Laryngeal Handshake” and the “Cartilaginous Cage”

Pearls from Rich Levitan on surgical airways: Do the “Laryngeal Handshake” to identify airway anatomy and the Cricothyroid “Cartilaginous Cage” is protective

Laryngeal handshake and cartilaginous cage

From Rich Levitan’s slides with permission

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Monash Emergency Surgical Airway Kit

Check out the full article by Dr Nicholas Chrimes

Near-Complete Supraglottic Transection of the Larynx after a Motorbike Accident

Graphic medical images herein!
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Surgical airway or chest tube – no fear

[View the story “Surgical airway or chest tube – no fear” on Storify]

Emergency Surgical Airway with Dr Keith Greenland

Stay calm and use your scalpel

Stay calm and use your scalpel

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CriCon meets Vortex by Dr Nicholas Chrimes

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