Endoscopic airway equipment part 2: equipment overview

Keywords: airway management, anaesthesia equipment, endoscopy, intubation, bronchoscopy

Abstract

Endoscopic devices designed for intubation include indirect optical and video laryngoscopes, rigid fibreoptic and video stylets, flexible and rigid bronchoscopes, and optic-enabled intubating supraglottic airways. Various types of surgical operating telescopes can also be used in specific circumstances. It is crucial to understand the strengths and weaknesses of different devices and blade types in order to match the device to the clinical challenge.

Author Biographies

R Hofmeyr, University of Cape Town

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town; and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

A Elhouni, University of Cape Town

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town; and Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Published
2020-11-13
Section
FCA 1 Anaesthetic Refresher Course 2020