Advanced Airway Inservice
(1) Pig Trachea with scalpel and hemostat
(2) Needle Cricothyrotomy with 14g angiocath and 3.0 ETT hub
(3) Pertrach Kit
(4) Surgical Cricothyrotomy with 6.0 ETT
The anatomical landmarks of a pig’s trachea are similar to those of a human. These interventions are justifiably indicated for worse case scenarios only, but I’m so glad I had the opportunity to get some “outside of the book” training. Continuing education is vitally important for pre-hospital personnel. It not only refreshes my training, it also refreshes my attitude and respect for the work.