Cricothyroidotomies for Difficult Intubations in the Pre-Hospital Setting: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : March 24, 2016)
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  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of cricothyroidotomies for patients with difficult intubations in the pre-hospital setting?

  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the performance of cricothyroidotomies for patients with difficult intubations in the pre-hospital setting?

  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding non-surgical airway options for the pre-hospital management of patients with difficult intubations?


Key Message

One meta-analysis, three non-randomized studies, and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding cricothyroidotomies for patients with difficult intubations in the pre-hospital setting.