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Direct Laryngoscopy

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Direct Laryngoscopy Explained

This video by Eric Shapell remains one of our favorites to explain the basics of direct laryngoscopy.


No one has been more influential in online airway education than Dr Kovacs of AIME Airway. Definitely worth adding to your learning network.

an important dl skill

After Valleculoscopy, External Laryngeal Manipulation (ELM) is the second of the critical skills for laryngeal exposure, particularly for DL as it will help you with your direct line of sight to the trachea.. Simply place your free hand on the larynx and apply gentle downward pressure. Move left or right until you get your best view.

dive deep on ELM

Want to really understand the nuances of this skill? Visit 5MinuteAirway for some more great airway knowledge and don’t forget to add them to your learning network.


  1. Look for this tabletop card
  2. Snap the QR code
  3. Begin your practice

If you’re in one of our pop-up learning spaces or a PAC Live!! event, find this tabletop card and, use the multimedia tools for a guided practice training experience with the equipment at this station.

Don’t forget to engage our faculty coaches for real-time expert feedback when you’re done.

what’s next

Congratulations on completing this portion of Join the OxygeNATION. You’re well on your way. Go ahead and explore more of this learning space by visiting any of the related posters or clicking on the poster images below. Then make sure you visit the hands on guided practice stations and expert coaches in this space for feedback on your skills.

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