“The evidence is clear: when an Emergency Surgical Airway is required, it is not the procedure that kills the patients, but delaying or not doing it is what causes harm.”

– Dr Cook & Dr MacDougall-Davis, Complications and failure of airway management, British Journal of Anaesthesia.

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One Response to QUOTE OF THE MONTH

  1. nfkb says:

    the day after you post this i experiment a cannot ventilate issue : a big vocal cord polype that closed glottis : that’s frightening with a really quick desat !

    (we immediately think about an “intercricothyrotomy” (? english name unknown) but fortunately i was able to suck the polyp with the aspiration cannula to manage the intubation without big harm)

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