Comparison of a disposable bougie versus a newly designed malleable bougie in the intubation of a difficult manikin airway

Ben H. Boedeker, Mary Bernhagen, David J. Miller, W. Bosseau Murray

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Abstract

The endotracheal bougie is used for difficult intubations when only a minimal glottic view is obtained. Standard bougies are designed for use during direct, line-of-sight viewing of the glottic opening. With videolaryngoscopy, intubators "see around the corner", thus requiring a bougie which can be shaped to follow a significant curve. A malleable bougie with an imbedded internal wire was created to enable intubators to shape the curve to best fit a difficult airway. This pilot study examined the malleable bougie compared to the SunMed™ bougie in a simulated difficult airway intubation using video laryngoscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Pages65-67
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume163
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Keywords

  • Bougie
  • intubation
  • video laryngoscope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Boedeker, B. H., Bernhagen, M., Miller, D. J., & Murray, W. B. (2011). Comparison of a disposable bougie versus a newly designed malleable bougie in the intubation of a difficult manikin airway. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 18: NextMed, MMVR18 (pp. 65-67). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 163). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-706-2-65