Tracheal intubation: improving first pass success with smart material solutions

Breedon, P. ORCID: 0000-0002-1006-0942, Siena, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-6908-7365 and Armstrong, J., 2017. Tracheal intubation: improving first pass success with smart material solutions. The Journal of Health Design, 2 (3), pp. 15-18. ISSN 2206-785X

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Airway management and intubation procedures continue to challenge anaesthetists. With current equipment not always providing an optimum solution, this can lead to potential serious complications if an airway is not secured quickly. Improvements in airway devices need to be discussed, designed, tested, and implemented. The implementation of the appropriate smart technologies and materials present an opportunity to resolve key issues with bougie-guided intubation. It is suggested that the development of a novel steerable bougie could improve current tracheal intubation practice. This proposition is grounded on using the appropriate research and design development strategies combined with a structured methodological approach.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: The Journal of Health Design
Creators: Breedon, P., Siena, F. and Armstrong, J.
Date: 14 September 2017
Volume: 2
Number: 3
ISSN: 2206-785X
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 18 Sep 2017 12:06
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2017 15:01

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