Comparison of Standard Surgical Cricothyroidotomy vs. Modified Surgical Cricothyroidotomy with Gum Elastic Bougie by Military Medics using a Cadaver Model
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Airway obstruction is the second most frequent cause of preventable death on the battlefield Definitive treatment as recommended by Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines is cricothyroidotomy. Multiple contemporary studies have demonstrated a significant failure rate when performed by military medics, with a 33 failure rate cited over the course of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Techniques found to have the highest rate of success should be emphasized in medic training courses.
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