Surgical Airway


Do you know what to do in a 'Can't Intubate Can't Ventilate (CICV)' scenario? We advocate a 'Scalpel Finger Bougie' technique for cricothyroidotomy, as taught by Richard Levitan.

Revise the indications, and practice handling the equipment.  Make sure you know where you would stand.  It makes a big difference to be familiar with the technique when you have to do it in anger!

Have a look at our quick guide, click to open a larger version

Surgical Airway Simulation

Hannah Bell