Bougie. boogie. intubating catheter. a long bit plastic used to assist tracheal intubation.
we love them dont we. but some are crappier than others.
The BOMIMed INTROES POCKET BOUGIE, is a new one on the market. it looks cool and fits in your pocket and is disposable. I have no financial interests or received any donations from the makers. I cant even get one in Australia as its not licenced yet as a medical device here!
So next best thing I asked my Kiwi bro in Utah, Dr Rob J Bryant , to test it for me!
Here are two videos he sent me, to send to you! First one is of him demonstrating the Kiwi grip! Very nice, Rob! Looks easier to do it with the Pocket Bougie than the Cook Frova bougie I currently use!
Second video is Rob demonstrating the Pistol grip for single operator bougie intubation. Thanks to Fayaz Gulamani for sharing that technique with us all! Rob reports after his testing, he gives The Pocket Bougie the two thumbs up approval as a frontline EM doc!
For those interested contact Fayaz!
Fayaz Gulamani RRT
National Sales Manager