The results were different because of various factors, such as differences in the anatomic features of obese patients and obese parturient, cricoid pressure
application, head position, degree of muscle relaxation, and the type or size of the laryngoscope blade used.
in emergency rapid sequence induction.
Before the administration of general anesthetic, all patients must be thoroughly evaluated, receive aspiration prophylaxis and cricoid pressure
, and be positioned in optimal position for intubation.
There is inadequate evidence to recommend the routine use of cricoid pressure
when intubating a child or infant with cardiac arrest.
No cricoid pressure
was allowed due to the manikin used.
* Apply cricoid pressure
(relief of cricoid pressure
if patient vomits).
Anaesthesia UK 2004 Cricoid pressure
Available from: www.frca.co.uk/article.aspx?articleid=343 [Accessed February 2012]
"The bottom line is there's no concern about cricoid pressure
leading to necrosis.
Additionally, they no longer endorse the routine use of cricoid pressure
during airway management.
Patients in the groups above should be anaesthetised with necessary precautions to prevent aspiration, including awake intubation or rapid sequence induction with application of cricoid pressure
Left uterine displacement is necessary, as is application of cricoid pressure
to avoid aspiration.