cricothyroidotomy

cri·co·thy·rot·o·my

(krī'kō-thī-rot'ō-mē),
Incision through the skin and cricothyroid membrane for relief of respiratory obstruction; used before or in place of tracheotomy in certain emergency respiratory obstructions.
See also: coniotomy.
[cricoid + thyroid + G. tomē, incision]

minitracheostomy

A small-bore (e.g., 4 mm in diameter) percutaneous cricothyroidotomy device, which allows immediate and repeated aspiration of the tracheobronchial tree by minimally trained staff for effective management of sputum retention.

cricothyroidotomy

Coniotomy Emergency medicine An emergency procedure in which a passageway is created in the cricothyroid membrane–CTM by direct incision coupled with the insertion of a tracheostomy tube Cons ±Perichondritis with subsequent laryngeal stenosis; incision in CTM may cause permanent voice changes; cricothyroid arteries may cross the space and be a source of major bleeding

Cricothyroidotomy

An emergency tracheotomy that consists of a cut through the cricothyroid membrane to open the patient's airway as fast as possible.
Mentioned in: Tracheotomy

cri·co·thy·rot·o·my

, cricothyroidotomy (krī'kō-thī-rot'ŏ-mē, -thīroyd-otŏ-mē)
Incision through the skin and cricothyroid membrane for relief of respiratory obstruction; used before or in place of tracheotomy in certain emergency respiratory obstructions.
Synonym(s): intercricothyrotomy.
[cricoid + thyroid + G. tomē, incision]
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Contract notice:supply of medical devices for: anesthesia (mask, balloon and ventilation valve), non-invasive ventilation, manual insufflation, tracheostomy, cricothyroidotomy
The necessary airway instruments like laryngeal mask airways, high frequency jet ventilation system, cricothyroidotomy set, flexometallic tubes and tracheostomy tubes were kept ready.
Based on CoTCCC guidelines, Army medics learned advanced techniques to open and maintain airways, such as surgical cricothyroidotomy.
Izindaba watched postgrad students acquire endoscopy skills, guiding instruments past life-like swollen airways, down 'burnt' throats and past tumours, not to mention doing a needle cricothyroidotomy (aka 'crike' or emergency airway procedure)--basically a range of airway problems that it might take years to encounter, let alone perfect, in a clinical patient setting.
13) Involvement of the tongue, floor of the mouth, and larynx are correlated with patients receiving an airway intervention, such as endotracheal intubation, cricothyroidotomy, and tracheostomy.
The 'Can't Intubate Can't Oxygenate' scenario in Pediatric Anesthesia: A comparison of different devices for needle cricothyroidotomy.
Needle cricothyroidotomies (for emergency breathing) are often unsuccessful--higher success rates are occurring with straight cricothyroidotomy.
where scientists at the National Capital Area Medical Simulation Center are developing a computer-based simulator to help medics learn how to do a cricothyroidotomy, or surgical airway in the throat.
The fastest method available to provide oxygenation is an emergency cricothyroidotomy, (1,2) which can be performed within 10 seconds.
In cricothyroidotomy patients, a choice exists between continued long-term ventilation via the cricothyroidotomy portal or conversion to tracheostomy.
If the obstruction is near complete edema or if initial supportive efforts to improve ventilation are unsuccessful, emergency transtracheal jet ventilation or cricothyroidotomy may be performed (Benumof & Saidman, 1999).