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An evaluation of a blind rotational technique for selective mainstem intubation.

Authors
  • Bair, Aaron E
  • Doherty, Melissa J
  • Harper, Richart
  • Albertson, Timothy E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2004
Volume
11
Issue
10
Pages
1105–1107
Identifiers
PMID: 15466157
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In a cadaveric model, the left mainstem bronchus can be selectively intubated with moderate reliability using this rotational technique. Use of a DTET confers no significant advantage. The ability to generalize these findings to living subjects is unknown.

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