Management of the Difficult and Failed Airway, 3rd Edition
Cricoid Pressure During Laryngoscopy – What Is It Good For?
Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH
Absolutely nothing. A small study finds that it is biomechanically impossible to maintain adequate cricoid pressure, even with real-time monitoring using a scale.
A number of studies have called into question the practice of cricoid pressure (CP) — meant to occlude the esophagus and prevent aspiration... Read more..