Hey : )
Here is a quick post about the surgical airway.
CICO = Can’t Intubate, Can’t Oxygenate leave us with the only choice to proceed with surgical airway. (Needle/Jet ventilation is no longer recommended even for kids.)
And for ICPs, some situation we may need to be proactive and be ready for the surgical airway. What kind of situations?
Identify, cut, finger, bougie, tube… yeah, it is a simple technique with still hands but I’d be surprised if my hands don’t shake when I have to cut someone’s throat…
Anyway, can’t do better than watching a couple of videos available online so here is a couple of links to my favourite “Cric” videos.