Run Time: 3 minutes
Author: Dr. Aaron Lessen
- The “bougie” or “endotracheal tube introducer” is a low tech adjunct for difficult airway management.
- The bougie is a flexible stylet that can be used almost blindly when the vocal cords cannot be visualized.
- The stylet has a Coude tip at the end, which allows you to feel the tracheal rings and will stop at the carina if you enter the trachea.
- The “bougie” can also be used very easily for cricothyrotomy and ET tube changes.
Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/bougie/