I would like to thank Dr. Davis and his colleagues at U.C. San Diego for their independent assessment of a new surgical cricothyrotomy device—named somewhat facetiously the “Bair Claw” by my colleagues at U.C. Davis (
1). Although I agree with Dr. Davis’ opinion regarding some of the controversies surrounding the “ideal” technique of cricothyrotomy, I feel several points merit further discussion. Additionally, I would like to clarify a few issues regarding the Bair Claw.
- Davis D.P.
- Bramwell K.J.
- Hamilton R.S.
- Chan T.C.
- Vilke G.M.
Safety and efficacy of the Rapid Four-Step Technique for cricothyrotomy using a Bair Claw.
J Emerg Med. 2000; 19: 125-129
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