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The Preloaded Bougie

What you’ll find here

  • Rapid review of the preloaded bougie
  • Detailed procedure video
  • Micro-skills training
  • Opportunities for self-practice
  • Integrated hands on & In person training opportunities

The evolution of the preloaded bougie from the classic two person “railroad” technique means a single operator can more efficiently integrate this device into their laryngoscopy workflow and free up a set of hands. It has developed through several iterations. This is our favorite.

Rapid Review to Dive Deep 🤿

This space is organized to bring you the most rapid and 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 for learning that has an associated hands on component for in person learners.

insta airway- loop it and enjoy!!

The evolution of the preloaded bougie technique means a single operator can streamline their bougie use. Watch the rapid review video here of the d-grip preloaded style by PAC faculty @ResusOnTheRoad then go ahead and take a deep dive into all the rest of the content. Enjoy 😊

🤔 Self-Practice Visualization Audio Guide

Guided visualization is a valuable training tool. Use this audio to walk yourself through the steps of a preloaded bougie intubation until it you can do it on your own without the audio.

Full Procedure video – Dgrip preloaded

Need more than the rapid review? Here’s a full demonstration of the preloaded bougie technique.


It’s the little details that matter, and we’ve captured all of them here with our helpful GIFs. Go ahead and review this collection of microskills 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 🧠👇.

Curated FOAMed

One of my favorite airway Educators Dr Yen Chow and his great video on the preloaded bougie. Pay particular attention to how he holds it.

A word of caution

Dr Kovacs is another great FOAMed educator you should add to your learning network. Here he gives some good counterpoint to the preloaded bougie. The key takeaway for me is don’t use a short bougie and remember to make sure you pull it tight so that you have enough bougie!


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

Airway training in Graphic Novel style – Coming Soon

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