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PRO & CON: jet ventilation/needle cric.

McSwain, Norman E Jr. nmcswai at tulane.edu
Sun Apr 27 21:30:43 BST 2008


Needle trach vent works well and quick. No gadgets, only needle, O2 adm tube with hole cut in the side to provide 1 second inflation and 4 seconds deflation. Works well. See Scott Frame research

Cheap too. Every ED has a bunch handy

Norman
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Norman McSwain, MD
Tulane Univ Surgery
504 988-5111

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Subject: PRO & CON: jet ventilation/needle cric.

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:
PRO 
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...

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

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Thanks for the answers !
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