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I wanted to post an interesting airway scenario, not to elicit right or wrong answers but to allow people the opportunity to discuss their approach (with reasoning) to this specific airway. Scene – 32 y/o male with a self inflicted knife wound to anterior neck (suicide attempt). The patient was awake with an 8 cm laceration through his Thyroid Cartilage above his Cricoid Cartilage that had transected his trachea, leaving approximately 2 cm portion of his tracheal ring in place. EMS had started an IV of crystalloid, placed a NRB over patients opening in neck (think of a trach mask – similar