The Bougie to the rescue when using the Airtraq in Some Rare Bad Airways

March 1, 2017

Think of the Bougie even with the Airtraq.
Expanding hematoma in the path of the vocal cords, Place a bougie in your endotracheal tube and railroad that tube down the cords. Even if a bloody mess occurs, you got this tube.
Can also be used in progressive rapidly worsening edema around the glottic opening like in thermal injury, angioedema, anaphylaxis, and epiglottitis. 
Use it and don't lose it.
Learn to maximize the capabilities of the bougie and the airway device you are using at the time or can afford to use.




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