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Arch Emerg Med. Jun 1989; 6(2): 143–145.
PMCID: PMC1285583
A study of the performance of cricothyroidotomy on cadavers using the Minitrach II.
M J Clancy
Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, St James' University Hospital, Leeds, England.
Cricothyroidotomy was attempted on 15 cadavers. Five out of 15 doctors failed to cannulate the trachea. The high failure rate and incidence of complications are discussed. All doctors found the experience beneficial.
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