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The Preloaded Bougie

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Welcome! It doesn’t matter if you’re taking our online Masterclass or standing in one of our immersive, interactive and self-directed Learning Installations we bring you the same bundle of essential concepts, skills and tools designed to elevate your emergency airway practice.

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The preloaded bougie is all about reducing complexity and improving efficiency. If your alone and short on back-up this simple technique will help you get the job done, and reduce the likelihood that the bougie will be on the floor when you need it 😢. We start with a video highlighting our favorite d-grip solution, then head next door to the deep dive page for all the microskills, troubleshooting tips, expert advice, and other resources for this topic.

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MICROSKILLS D-GRIP BOUGIE

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 🧠👇.

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Troubleshooting the D-Grip

Most of the problems that can occur with the d-grip are easily resolved

  1. Not enough bougie
  2. Difficulty releasing bougie
  3. Tube delivery

Variations, Pros, and Cons

Isn’t the straight classic bougie just fine? Ok, let’s talk about why you may (or may not) ever want to use a preloaded bougie. We also highlight our favorit the d-grip, but there are others you might prefer.

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FOAM RESOURCES

Incredible #MedEd is being created all over the globe. We’re always on the look-out for more great posts, so we can bring them to you right here. We curate some of the best of what #FOAMed has to offer you on this topic so you don’t have to go searching. Click on the links, and don’t forget to like and follow of the great educators we highlight. Most of all, enjoy the learning!

A little counterpoint. @kovacsgj is an incredible FOAM educator!! (even though he’s totally wrong here 😉)

Quick Guides & PDFs

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Reference Resources

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