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The HyperAngulated Blade

NextGen Learning Designed to Elevate Your Airway Practice

We built this space to guide you through all the concepts and skills you need to successfully use the video laryngoscope with a hyperangulated blade.

Integration with our interactive posters, guided practice tools, and coaches for hands on training and expert feedback complete this immersive and interactive learning space.

Rapid ReviewThe Blade
Rigid StyletProcedure Video
Guided PracticeDive Deeper
Mental ModelWhat’s Next
One technique mastery

With so many choices here is a great thread about which device to choose. @JohnCSakles is another great airway educator to add to your learning network.


Is real time to slow for you? Have some fun and accelerate through the key steps of this procedure in under a minute, and then dive into more detail later.

The Hyperangulated Blade

Spend a little more time getting into some of the features of the hyperangulated blade and some important details how to use it.

The Rigid Stylet

Getting good with the hyperangulated blade requires getting comfortable with two new airway tools not one. The rigid stylet is not like regular stylets that you may be used to and requires some learning some new skills.

Intubation with HAVL

Take the time to dive deeper into the use a hyper-angulated blade for intubation. You’ll be glad you did. Focus on:

  • Optimal HAVL view of the glottis
  • Use of the rigid stylet for tube delivery.
find me for hands on skills training

Hands on learning is integrated into our design allowing you to move seamlessly between the digital and physical space. 

Find this tabletop card guided learning at your own pace, and take advantage of remote and in person expert coaches at our live events.

Dive Deeper
You Could Stop Here But Why Would You
  1. Dive deeper into a mental model that will help with your HAVL technique.
  2. Understand the advantages and challenges of HAVL
  3. Get better acquainted with the rigid stylet and how to use it.

Don’t forget to use the digital content in this space for guided self-practice in our pop-up installations, listen to the podcast, or dive into any of the related content below. 👇

a better mental model

Go beyond the basic procedure skills and dive in to some of the concepts, advanced tips and expert reviews to round out your knowledge, starting with an explanation of the two curve theory below.👇

The Two Curve Theory Explained

In order to master the hyperangulated blade, spend some time understanding the concept at the heart of its design and the mental model that will help you to use it successfully.

Clinical pearls

Here are a couple of great clinical pearls for use of the rigid stylet by a couple of our great PAC faculty.

Great Moments in PAC history
thumbs up – Tube Delivery

One our favorite moments from PAC20. Tube delivery, Hawaiian Style 🏄‍♂️🌈 🤙 with Jim DuCanto MD @jducanto

are you a primate?

After tube delivery you need to safely remove the stylet without bringing the tube with it! Here is a great tip by Jose Torres MD Another great add to your learning network

Congratulations on completing this learning space! You could stop here, but why would you want to? Look for more Anatomically Difficult Airway (ADA) learning spaces and add another bundle of concepts, tools, and skills your airway tool box 🧰

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