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Note: conundrums are not meant to have a “right” answer – they are to see how most people are practicing. Would love your comments also regarding your thought processes and the evidence behind your decisions. We can learn from each other!

It’s the day after Thanksgiving, and your patient just ate a bunch of leftovers before getting into an automobile accident. You are intubating, and hoping the patient doesn’t aspirate during the procedure. A medical student asks whether he should apply cricoid pressure for you.

Is cricoid pressure relegated to "unnecessary things we used to do"?

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