Improving fiberoptic intubation with a novel tongue retraction device

Ben H. Boedeker, Mary Bernhagen, David J. Miller, Thomas A. Nicholas IV, Andrew Linnaus, W. B. Murray

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This study examined the utility of a novel tongue retractor created with a wider working blade and a more ergonomic curve to provide jaw lift and tongue management with one hand during intubation. Anesthesia providers participated in simulated intubation of a difficult manikin using the novel tongue retractor with the Bonfils video fiberscope. Results show that the tongue retractor improved placement success and was well received by the study participants.

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

Publication series

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


  • Fiberscope
  • intubation
  • tongue retractor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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