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Classic Bougie Style

what you’ll find here

  • Rapid review of basic bougie technique
  • Detailed procedure video
  • Troubleshooting tips
  • Expert clinical pearls
  • Self-practice tools
  • Integrated in person learning
  • Curated FOAMed content 
rapid review to Deep dive 🤿

This space is organized to bring you the most essential knowledge first. After that, go ahead and customize your learning by exploring what’s important to you in the content below. Look for the ✋emoji that signals the opportunity for hands on learning for in person events.

insta airway- loop it and enjoy!!

Instagram reels have become one of our new favorite methods for creating these short videos. They’re great for a refresher before heading to one of our in person practice opportunities or for just in time learning in during a clinical shift. ✋

Full video – assisted bougie technique (time 1:43)
🤔 Self-Practice Visualization Audio Guide

Visualization is a valuable training tool. Use this audio to guide you through the steps of bougie assisted intubation until it you can do it on your own without the audio.

Microskills & gestures

Watch any expert closely and you will see that it’s the little details that matter, those subtle gestures that separate the amateur from the pro. Go ahead and review this collection of microskills & gestures for the assisted bougie so that you can perform this procedure flawlessly. Even better, grab a bougie, tube & syringe and follow along to encode those tactile skills into your long-term memory at home or at one of our coaching stations

🧠🤔 ✋👇.

Troubleshooting Tips

When you get into trouble you need a real-time set of rapid troubleshooting techniques for for the bougie. We compile them all for you here.

Can a bougie be used with a hyperangulated blade in the age of Video Laryngoscopy? Find out here.

It’s not over! This content is integrated with our in person events. Don’t pass up on all the hand on ✋ learning, coaching, and sim-based challenge 💪 opportunities connected with this digital space!

In Person

  1. Visit hands on skills stations
  2. Practice at your own pace
  3. Real-time coaching feedback
  4. Test your skills: SIM challenges


foamed resources curated for you

This video was created 12 years ago and remains a classic. No bougie learning would be complete without it. We recommend watching all of John’s videos.

AOD is another great FOAMED resource for building your airway learning network. They regularly post great videos like this one.


For in person learners, locate any of the posters below within the installation to continue your training. Then snap the QR codes embedded within them to access the learning space. Look for the ✋emoji for integrated hands on training opportunities.

Online learning only

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