Emergency airway puncture

Alternative Names

Needle cricothyrotomy

Definition of Emergency airway puncture

Emergency airway puncture is insertion of a hollow needle into the airway done to treat life-threatening choking.


Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/19/2009

Emergency airway puncture
Cricoid cartilage
Emergency airway puncture - series

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