d-loop Bougie and a King Vision enabled Mac 4 laryngoscope from Jim DuCanto
Our good friend Jim DuCanto continues to innovate and experiment with airways. Here is his newest idea to help manage tube delivery with shorter bougies in an efficient manner: the “d-loop”!
This method is a bit different from the “d-grip” method that is shown here. I am still partial to the “d-grip” for the single operator deploying of tube delivery. It is a bit simpler and does not require the intubator to shift hands to the proximal end of the endotracheal tube to release the “d-loop” and reinsert the endotracheal tube connector end. Both techniques however are slick ways of having your tube and bougie preloaded in one package for rapid tube delivery and depends on your preference, what you practice and the team around you.
Very interesting too is the “MacGyver” King-Vision enabled Mac 4 laryngoscope!
Go Jim!!!!! See you at SMACC Chicago!
— Yen @TbayEDguy