Dr James Du Canto ( Wisconsin, USA) and Dr Yen Chow ( Ontario, Canada) have been collaborating via FOAMEd ( Twitter and email and Google +) in the last 2-3 weeks on the concept of modifying the Kiwi and Pistol Grips.
What they have come up with is called the D Grip.
Jim was generous to donate his time to record a quick hangout to further elaborate on the modification. Please excuse some missing sound..I think you will get the idea. Along the way Jim discussed the mechanics behind his Paleo grip modification as well to holding the laryngoscope
Now Yen also recorded a demo video of the D Grip so here it is!
Try it out on a mannikin first. I think you will like it!
- Single operator technique
- Bougie already preloaded with ETT – faster, smoother
- still retain advantage of using bougie tip to intubate trachea
- no extra cost
- works with VL and DL
- May damage Murphy eye of ETT
Here is what it looks like on the BomiMed Pocket Bougie