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 Introduction

A cricothyrotomy is an emergency airway technique used in certain situations that involves an incision through the skin and cricothyroid membrane allowing the passage of an endotracheal tube or Shiley Tracheostomy appliance to provide an unobstructed airway that one may use for ventilation and oxygenation.

Indications (FAST)

Foreign body

Airway obstruction

Swelling (Angioedema, Anaphylaxis, Fire or Chemical Burns)

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Introduction

Lateral canthotomy and cantholysis (LCC) is a simple procedure used to decompress a compartment syndrome of the orbit.  It is most often used in cases of blunt trauma, when bleeding into the retrobulbar space cuases an increase in pressure resulting in ischemia to the retina and optic nerve1. LCC can be easily preformed by the emergency physician, and has the potential to save the patient’s vision. In this learning module

Indications  (DIP A CONE)

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Life in the Fast Lane (LITFL) - Great EM group blog from AUS

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According to the US NHAMCS 2008 Survey (Table 18) there were about 1.4 million I&Ds done in US EDs last year, making it the 6th most common ED procedure.  Something everyone should know how to do then.

 

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