Using Ultrasound To Improve Your Ability To Identify The Cricothyroid Membrane For Cricothyrotomy

Watch the videos and perform your own ultrasounds and neck palpations to improve your confidence in performing an emergency cricothyrotomy.


(1) Practice of Ultrasound-Guided Palpation of Neck Landmarks Improves Accuracy of External Palpation of the Cricothyroid Membrane [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text PDF]. Anesth Analg. 2018 Dec;127(6):1377-1382.

(2) How to identify the cricothyroid membrane with ultrasound, YouTube video from Medmastery. Published on Jul 5, 2018

(3) Chapter 13final Using Ultrasound to identify the cricothyroid membrane, YouTube video from AirwayOnDemand from Dr. Will Rosenblatt. Published on Feb 26, 2015.

(4) Ultrasound aided cricothyroid membrane identification, YouTube video from madan.narayanan. Published on Feb 5, 2016.

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