"recently went to an airway class where there was a station on how to use the Bougie, was really impressed on how easy it made intubation. I like the idea of putting it down threw an king or LMA to switch to an ET, havent tried but will keep it in my…"
"We have been carrying them on the rig for a few years now and I have heard a lot of positive feedback. I myself have not had the chance to use it, but I can see how beneficial it would be on those hard to intubate anterior patients."
"The bougie is a good backup as people have said. However, in response to the person saying about seeing the cords but not having the angle on the tube. This is not the intended purpose of the bougie. The bougie is actuallyu a blind intubation…"
"The Bougie should be included in EVERY kit IMHO ... intubation rates would improve and this is the most cost effective rescue airway.
My next query has anyone used it to do a retrograde intubation, instead of causing a huge complication(s) and blood…"
"We have had the bougie available as a backup for difficult intubations. Wish we had it years ago. All those times you could see the cords but just couldn't get the angle for the tube to pass - this fixes that!"
"We have a bougie available on every patient requiring a advanced airway. It has been used successfully many times in the field for difficult intubations, as well as in hospital to switch out a King or Combitube for an ETT. We carry both adult and…"
Just wondered if anybody is using this new method, and how it is working for them? We're kicking it around, but can't seem to find much discussion in the EMS realm....just some physician stuff. Let me know.