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Applying cricoid pressure

VOL: 98, ISSUE: 11, PAGE NO: 45PHIL JEVON, RESUSCITATION OFFICER, MANOR HOSPITAL, WALSALL; JAGTAR SINGH POONI, CONSULTANT IN ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE, CITY HOSPITAL, BIRMINGHAMSponsored by PfizerCricoid pressure was first described by Sellick in the 1960s (Sellick, 1961). He advocated its use during the induction of anaesthesia to reduce the incidence of aspiration of gastric contents. It is sometimes referred to as the 'Sellick manoeuvre'.

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