Saturdays with SMACC: Hinds & May debate cricoid pressure

January 24, 2015, 3:02 pm

At the 2014 smaccGOLD conference in Australia, two motorsport enthusiasts, Drs. Brent May (@DocBrent) and John Hinds (@DocJohnHinds) engaged in a very amusing debate about the efficacy of cricoid pressure in managing airways. Taking the pro side, Dr. May argued that applying cricoid pressure is superior (or at least non-inferior) to not doing so in preventing aspiration. Dr. Hinds’ position was that  . . . well, it’s best summed up in this graphic:

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The combatants were introduced by Minh Le Cong (@ketaminh).

By the way, SMACC is giving away several free student registrations to the smaccUS Chicago conference taking place June 23-26, 2015. Be among the first 3 students to answer correctly a 12-question quiz and the registration is yours. Questions for the first round will be posted tonight (Saturday) exactly at midnight Chicago time (CST). For more information and to see the questions when they are posted, click here. An additional similar opportunity will be available February 24.

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