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Fiberoptic Intubation – The Procedure

  • Basic skills & precision movements for use of a fiberoptic intubation device
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Organized from rapid review to deep dive; getting started is as simple as scrolling down, or using the links in the navigation tool below.👇

Rapid ReviewFull Video
TroubleshootingTools of the Trade
Guided-PracticeAFOI Checklist
Next StepsMasterclass

Rapid Review

Real time too slow for you? This high speed selection will jog your memory, give you the highlights, and prime you for what comes next.

Dive Deep – full video

Take some time to dig into the details and watch this full procedure video on how to handle this device.

Troubleshooting Tips

When you get into trouble you need a real-time set of rapid troubleshooting techniques to address the problem. We compile them all for you here.

Bend this Not That

If you find it hard to hold the scope up high enough, or to hold that tension on the device that will keep you from inadvertently bending it in a way that effects maneuverability. Then this tip is for you.

Walking the Scope

Having trouble driving the scope to the target? One problem is that you may be inadvertently pushing that tube too far down as you insert the scope. This bundle of troubleshooting tips is for you.

tube scope mismatch

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

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. 🤚

Tongue DepressorWilliams Oral Airway
Endotracheal TubeThe Bronchoscope
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  1. Look for this tabletop card
  2. Snap the QR codes
  3. Use the tools below for self-practice.


Use Me 👇

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.

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We curate some of the best FOAMed resources so you can dive deeper into this topic and also build your learning network. Follow some of these great educators for great learning. We do!!


Now 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.

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