Needles, Airway Puncture
Definition : Needles designed for puncture of the upper airway at the level of the cricothyroid membrane (anterior portion of the neck). These devices typically consist of sharp-point, high-caliber needles. Airway puncture needles are used to provide an emergency airway during upper airway obstructions.
Entry Terms : "Cricothyreotomes" , "Cricothyrotomy Needles" , "Airway Puncture Needles" , "Special Procedure Needles" , "Needles, Airway"
UMDC code : 12732