* Cricoid pressure
Used to prevent passive regurgitation, NOT to prevent
active vomitting. Maintaining cricoid pressure when the patient is trying to
vomit could rupture the oesophagus, so pressure should be released if the
patient appears about to vomit.
If regurgitated fluid leaks past the Cricoid pressure point, the
table should be tilted head down, and suction applied.
When difficulties occur during Rapid Sequence Induction, the Difficult Airway
should be followed.
Dose: 1-2 mg/kg (ampoule = 100 mg/2ml)
Therefore: 0.02 - 0.04 ml/kg
Example: a 16kg patient needs 0.32 to 0.64 mls