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The cricothyroidotomy is emergency procedure that is performed to obtain an airway when you, as the care provider, cannot obtain another means of a definitive airway or if there are contraindications to orotracheal intubation
You target is the cricothyroid membrane. This is where you will pass the endotracheal tube through. It is flanked by the thyroid cartilage superiorly and the cricoid cartilage inferiorly.
Anatomy of the Larynx
You should be away of some delicate structures flanking the larynx and cricothyroid membrane. This is mainly the carotid sheath which encases:
Anatomy of internal carotid sheath
Note how the carotid sheath lies immediately lateral to the larynx. Any horizontal incisions in this area should be careful so you don't injury these structures. This is why in an emergency, large cuts are made vertically to first identify the cricothyroid membrane
You will need a few thigns:
Step 1 - Palpate
Step 2 - Cut
Step 3 - Finger, Bougie, Endotracheal Tube
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