This will make the tube more pliable, and while you won’t have a nice curve to guide the transition toward the hypopharynx, a softer, more supple tube sometimes makes the turn more easily.
Explore This IssueACEP News: Vol 29 – No 11 – November 2010
She Who Has Gone Before
In closing, I’d like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Michelle Lin, who wrote this column for years; the editors of ACEP News for allowing me to follow in her footsteps; and the various people I intend to steal ideas from for future installments.
Dr. Fisher is an emergency medicine attending at Westerly (R.I.) Hospital. Have a nifty idea you’d like to see in Tricks of the Trade? E-mail it to him at firstname.lastname@example.org (he promises to give you credit).