The development of a novel 'steerable' bougie to assist in airway management

Siena, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-6908-7365, 2015. The development of a novel 'steerable' bougie to assist in airway management. In: World Airway Management Meeting WAMM2015, Dublin, Ireland, 12-14 November 2015.

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Videolaryngoscopy(VL) is increasingly used and has been proposed as a standard of care (BJA Editorial 2015). VL has several important benefits over conventional laryngoscopy. By means of a camera at the distal end of the instrument, the larynx can be visualised even when it is impossible to obtain a straight line of sight and the use of a camera and display facilitates recording and teaching. In some patients, VL allows a good view of the larynx but due to the angles involved intubation itself is still difficult (2). The traditional bougie, being long, flexible, narrow and having some intrinsic memory can often be placed within the trachea when the view is limited. They do, however, have limitations– the shape retention is often short lived and there is no ability to ‘steer’ the tip, so directional control in-‐situ is limited. This can be frustrating for clinicians, and potentially dangerous for patients (3)

Item Type: Conference contribution
Description: Poster presentation
Creators: Siena, F.
Date: November 2015
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 25 Jun 2020 11:51
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 11:51
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