A video example of performing a straightforward intubation using the AirTraq optical laryngoscope, here coupled with the WiFi-enabled camera unit to allow image capture. Note the optimal positioning (“Rule of 3”):
- Epiglottis visible at the top of the screen
- Vocal cords central in the vertical axis
- Interarytenoid cleft in the lower half of the screen.
This intubation is using a reinforced (“armored”) endotracheal tube, which is sometimes more difficult than a standard ETT, as it is a little floppier. The AirTraq makes it simple in this instance. The reinforced ETT was used to facilitate patient positioning for a neurosurgical case.