Surgical Cricothyrotomy Kit used for emergency airway access in case of upper airway
obstruction when conventional endotracheal intubation cannot be performed.
Cricothyrotomy is a life saving procedure and the final option for “cannot-intubate, cannot-ventilate” patients according to all airway algorithms, whether they concern prehospital, emergency department, intensive care unit or operating room patients.
• Surgical Cricothyrotomy is performed by making incisions through the cricothyroid membrane using a scalpel, followed by the insertion of an ET Tube. This is the most rapid technique and should be used when equipment for the less invasive techniques is unavailable and speed is particularly important.