Tag Archives: ICU

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Cricothyroidotomy Using The Scalpel-Bougie Technique

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog
Here’s a video from our colleagues in Australia that shows a slick way of performing a surgical cricothyroidotomy. The number of required instruments is the bare minimum: a scalpel and a bougie. I have not tried …

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Needle Decompression of the Chest

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog This video demonstrates tips, indications and technique for performing needle decompression of the chest for tension pneumothorax. OnSurg thanks collaborative partner Dr Michael McGonigal. Dr McGonigal tweets at @RegionsTrauma

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VIDEO: How to Insert a Chest Tube

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog Demonstration of chest tube insertion for trauma Click to see video OnSurg thanks collaborative partner Dr Michael McGonigal. Dr McGonigal tweets at @RegionsTrauma

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Pneumomediastinum After Falling Down

From The Trauma Professional’s Blog
Finding pneumomediastinum on a chest xray or CT scan always gets one’s attention. However, seeing this condition after a simple fall from standing is very simple to evaluate and manage.
There are 3 potential sources of gas …