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Where do you insert the cannula in Needle Cricothyroidotomy?

– What are the landmarks for Needle Cricothyroidotomy (Needle Cric)?

The cannula should be inserted ‘into the trachea via the cricothyroid membrane’ (Gregory & Mursell, 2010: 28).

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Gregory & Mursell, 2010, Manual of Clinical Paramedic Procedures, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Madd Ameddcs, 21 March 2012, Test Video – Cricothyrotomy Landmarks, Available Online: (Accessed 23/01/2017)

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