Cricoid pressure in emergency rapid sequence induction

John Butler, Ayan Sen

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A short cut review was carried out to establish cricoid pressure reduced aspiration during rapid sequence induction (RSI) of anaesthesia. A total of 241 papers were identified using the reported search, of which three represented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. There is little evidence to support the widely held belief that the application of cricoid pressure reduces the incidence of aspiration during a rapid sequence intubation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-816
Number of pages2
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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