Emergency cricothyroidotomy for airway management

  • Protocol
  • Intervention



This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine in the CICV situation which emergency cricothyroidotomy technique is superior—the surgical cricothyroidotomy or the percutaneous dilatation cricothyroidotomy—in adult patients aged 16 years or older in any emergency setting (including intensive care unit (ICU), emergency room (ER), operating room (OR) and prehospital care). Furthermore, to describe the techniques and devices that are available for emergency cricothyroidotomy, and to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the different techniques and devices in terms of success rate, performance time, complication rate and preferences among physicians performing the procedure.