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Four methods of endotracheal tube passage in simulated airways – Poster from ICEM 2016

Here’s the poster by Kingma, Hofmeyr, Zeng, Cooramasamy and Brainard that has generated a fair amount of interest (>10k impressions on Twitter).  Full analysis hopefully coming soon to a journal near you.  Bottom line?  In a difficult airway, you’d best be using a bougie or stylet, no matter who you are.  As far as bougies go, preloading rather than railroading is faster and seems better.  Click on the image for a full-resolution PDF (2Mb).


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