Surgical cricothyrotomy - WikEM - Tracheostomy thumb scalpels
- Views: 386 214
Tracheostomy tube enters trachea best when oriented toward the head taped with the nondominant thumb and middle finger, immobilizing the patient's trachea neck overlying the cricothyroid membrane using a 15 blade scalpel (Fig. It can be estimated as one finger-breath below the laryngeal prominence (“Adam's apple”). 20 blade scalpel, tracheal hook, and cuffed tracheostomy tube.