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  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois (M.R.S.). mrsalem@sbcglobal.net
  • (Accepted for publication September 29, 2017.)
    (Accepted for publication September 29, 2017.)×
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Anesthesiology 1 2018, Vol.128, 234-236. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001952
Anesthesiology 1 2018, Vol.128, 234-236. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001952
We thank Dr. Roth for his thoughtful comments about our article.1  He makes the important observation that when assistants are asked to perform an additional duty, they tend to reflexively use their dominant hand. Therefore, he suggests that cricoid pressure (CP) should be applied with the nondominant hand, if there is any possibility that the assistant applying CP will be asked to perform an additional task. We agree with Dr. Roth’s suggestion. Perhaps trainees should practice performing the CP maneuver using either hand so they can easily switch back and forth depending on the circumstances.
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