Goals and Objectives

  • Resident will be comfortable performing a cricothyrotomy

Learning Objectives

For the procedure of cricothyrotomy, resident will be able to:
  • Describe indications and contraindications
  • Describe any common or severe complications
  • Name and describe equipment required
  • List and describe the steps involved
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly perform each step of the procedure from memory

Recommended Resources

Prior to Conference

  • Scalpel-Finger-Bougie Technique (EMCrit)

  • Live cricothyrotomy (EMCrit)
Additional Resources


Original Post by Eric Shappell on 06/13/2015
Last Updated by Eric Shappell on 05/25/2016 Contact / Feedback