Q&A cricoid pressure - page 2

Heres a favorite one of the mdas likes to ask the new students. How many newtons of pressure do you apply during cricoid pressure? When I heard this question I said, Oh my god!! I am in trouble.... Read More

  1. by   WntrMute2
    Agreed Tenesman, but the question asked for a particular number of newtons.
  2. by   Tenesma
    i know... and i think asking for the amount of newtons is stupid... who knows off hand how to hold 44 newtons on the cricoid??? i think if questions are asked they should benefit the student, not make the questioner look smarter...
  3. by   kmchugh
    Originally posted by Tenesma
    i know... and i think asking for the amount of newtons is stupid... who knows off hand how to hold 44 newtons on the cricoid??? i think if questions are asked they should benefit the student, not make the questioner look smarter...
    Oh, my, Tenesma, now you've done it. Gone and rained on the parade of all those CRNA's who feel it is their God given right, even duty, to make SRNA's lives hell. Good thing you went right to MDA, rather than taking the CRNA route. You would have been bounced right out of school for that attitude!

    Kevin McHugh
  4. by   Qwiigley
    Too funny!
    I am having a much different experience in school than you all are. My instructors have fun, laugh and encourage learning. They want each and everyone of us to understand and to all graduate. I love my instructors, they encourage us, but keep things interesting.
    It must be the laid back, surfin' attitude we have here! I like school! Hopefully, I will have great preceptors starting next week, too! I have heard horror stories, but not many from LA.
    Last edit by Qwiigley on Nov 22, '02
  5. by   mac3miller2
    When I was a CRNA resident my staff MDA gave me a good way to figure how to correctly give cricoid pressure. Take a sip of water and try to swallow it while doing cricoid pressure on yourself, if you can swallow it, you're not applying enough pressure.
  6. by   mac3miller2
    Originally posted by mac3miller2
    When I was a CRNA resident my staff MDA gave me a good way to figure how to correctly give cricoid pressure. Take a sip of water and try to swallow it while doing cricoid pressure on yourself, if you can swallow it, you're not applying enough pressure.

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