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    Rapid ReviewDetailed Video
    Expert TipsTroubleshooting
    Tools of the TradeGuided-Practice
    AFOI ChecklistNext Steps

    1. FOI Rapid Review

    Steps for Tracheal Access & Tube Delivery With Fiberoptic

    In this rapid review we take you through the procedure of fiberoptic intubation using a Williams Oral Airway.

    Use this high speed selection to give you the highlights as a quick refresher, or to prime you for what comes next.

    2. Dive Deep With the Full Video

    Time to Focus on the Little Details

    Now take a few more minutes to dig into the details and watch this full procedure video on fiberoptic intubation. In this case we show you how to use a William Airway to assist with tracheal access and tube delivery. Pay particular attention to how the scope is delivered down the tube with the non-dominant hand.

    3. Expert Tips

    Things That Will Make You Better

    IYMI during the videos above here are some important but often overlooked little details that will help you improve your technique. Make sure to incorporate these expert tips into your hands on practice.

    Bend this Not That

    If you’re finding it hard to hold that scope up over your head, high enough or long enough, to deliver that tube, guess what, you don’t have to! What this cool expert tip. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Walking the Scope

    Having trouble driving the scope to the target? One problem may be how you’re “walking” that scope down the tube, inadvertently pushing it too far down. Watch this tip ๐Ÿ‘€

    4. Troubleshooting Tips

    Learn How to Problem Solve

    Even with the best technique you can run into problems. This clinical pearls will help you to avoid common problems and troubleshoot in realtime with a toolkit of solutions to deploy. ๐Ÿงฐ

    The Tube/Scope Mismatch

    Did you know that the size of the tube relative to the scope matters? Take a moment to learn why.

    5. Tools of the Trade

    Spend Some Time With the Tools

    Learn more about each of the items used in effectively intubating your patient with a fiberoptic device. If you’re with us in person snap on the QR code of each item and learn more. ๐Ÿคš

    Tongue DepressorWilliams Oral Airway
    Endotracheal TubeThe Bronchoscope
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    6. A Checklist for AFOI

    Download & Use Me ๐Ÿ‘‡

    This AFOI checklist is a great cognitive tool that will ensure the proper preparation of your patient, your equipment and your team prior to an awake fiberoptic intubation. Use it for just in time learning or in the clinical space.

    Instructions for use

    This learning space has an integrated hands on training station. Pick up the equipment and use the guided practice tools to improve your technique in a judgement free zone. To get started:

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


    What’s Next

    You Could Stop Here But Why Would You

    To continue your journey through this space, locate any of the posters below within the installation, then snap the QR codes embedded within them to access the digital content. Don’t forget to look for the โœ‹emoji for integrated hands on training opportunities. If your online simply use the link below to head back to the online masterclass for the same great education content on this topic.

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