E-Learning Emergency Medicine Series

1.2. Cricothyroidotomy

Considered safe, simple and critical in airway management, cricothyroidotomy procedures are discussed.


Course Description

Cricothyroidotomy is an essential Emergency Medicine skill that can save lives. Considered safe, simple and critical in airway management, cricothyroidotomy procedures are discussed. Objectives include: 

  • Identify Anatomical Structures
  • Discuss Clinical Indications & Contraindications
  • Identify Equipment
  • Discuss Patient Preparation
  • Understand and Perform the Procedure
  • Discuss Aftercare
Instructor Christopher Powe, Ph.D.
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