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PRO & CON: jet ventilation/needle cric.

Ivan Hronek ivanhronek at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 27 18:27:39 BST 2008

Question to all: in the trauma bay for patients who are not intubatable for any reason
the setup forjet ventilation to be able to utilize needle cricothyrotomy:
IS necessary, because any additional method to ventilate is worth the expense...CON
is NOT necessary, as surgical airway such as cricothyrotomy 
is more definitive and should be doable just as well...


I wish jet ventilation was available in my institution also because ....


Thanks for the answers !
Ivan Hronek MD
SFMC, Los Angeles
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