Tongue depressor can be used for Direct Laryngoscopy

Ducanto pointed out not just supraglottic device benefit from the tongue depressor but Direct Laryngoscopy with the Macintosh blade its just as useful in getting that mangy tongue out of the way.


Jim Ducanto learned this technique from Dr. Cook who invited Cookgas-Intubating Laryngeal Airway that later became the disposable Air-Q laryngeal airway. 




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