Not all products are useful, not everything new is useful.
Some products are better than others.
I can't wait for more to come, and see them for myself. It's nice to play in a simulation lab then in a patient an approved product of airway.
Only I can see and feel the success of an airway device if used correctly. Some devices just feel better, or easier to use than others. Just a fact of Life.
There are some descriptions on the devices I have used the most, and have become my favorites. I teach them to this day when I can in a simulation lab I participate in.
I also describe products that I have used a few times on live patients in the ED, or cadavers. But some only on manikins.
I do not have the luxury to practice all airway devices on real live patients in the operating room. I also wish I had access to cadavers. But I can at least work out the kinks in how to use a product on a manikin, whole body or partial body skill trainer. The practice of use of the device is still valuable despite the fact I do not have an o2 sat or continuous CO2 capnometer to test out these products. These products below I have the most experience with. Great products but not perfect.
North American Rescue Cric Kit
My Backup, old trusty
COLD STEEL DL
Ambu Ascope disposable intubating scope to use with LMA or Air-Q, or I-gel.
Levitan FPS scope or any fiberoptic scope to aide endotracheal intubation or even confirm correct placement of a surgical airway or confirm correct replacement of a tracheostomy.
Standard Cric Kit for surgical airways.
ways instead of the Universal tray that you can perform a ED thoracotomy with or for a formal tracheostomy instead of a slash trach to be done when a cric can't be done. Something light and portable, and has all that you need. My favorite is the tightly packaged CricKit from North American Rescue. Always carry it on me, during a shift, in my cargo pants.