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Using the human patient simulator to test the efficacy of an experimental emergency percutaneous transtracheal airway.
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PMID:  9715619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As clinicians continue to gain experience with the use of emergency cricothyrotomy, a need exists to continue to explore methods to perfect both the technique and the equipment used. The clinician in the austere military environment may be forced to be innovative in the design of such a device. A combination of commonly used disposable intravenous equipment for emergency cricothyrotomy is described. Its efficacy for the maintenance of oxygen saturation, arterial oxygen levels, and arterial carbon dioxide levels was determined using the Human Patient Simulator from Medical Education Technologies, Inc. The emergency airway device was compared with the needle cricothyrotomy technique. The control profile for the return of acceptable oxygen saturation and arterial oxygen levels was more closely matched by the emergency airway device than by the needle cricothyrotomy technique.
J Sanders; R E Haas; M Geisler; A E Lupien
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  163     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-15     Completed Date:  1998-09-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  544-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing, Augusta 30912, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cricoid Cartilage / surgery*
Emergency Treatment
Intubation, Intratracheal* / instrumentation,  methods
Tracheotomy / methods*

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