Intubating Oral Airways

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The Pre-brief

Intubating oral airways are key to making your next fiberoptic intubation go smoothly.  Sometimes the most difficult part of a fiberoptic intubation is actually passing through the oral cavity, past the posterior pharynx and to the glottis.  These devices below assist in making a channel to the cords and be clutch in a difficult airway.  Check out the infographic below and get to know your intubating oral airways at your institution.

The Debrief

  1. Intubating oral airways facilitate fiberoptic intubations by creating a channel to the cords
  2. Different brands have different qualities with pros and cons


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