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You Should Have an Intubation Mantra

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Introduction

Don’t just “plunge and pray” hoping to find the cords. Airway experts know that an incremental approach to laryngoscopy is best, but under stress that thoughtful progression, from mouth opening to tube delivery, can be a difficult path to follow. It helps to develop a personal mantra that you can recite. This will calm the mind, give you focus, and ultimately improve your first pass success. So take a moment to develop your intubation mantra. We show you how here.

Audio IntroRapid Cycle
Guided PracticeCreate Your Own
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repeat after me

What is an intubation mantra and why should you have one? Listen here and then scroll down for more 👇

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Put this on loop and let it really sink in

Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉

Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉 Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉Place blade midline. Uvula points the way to epiglottis. Stay high and dry, hug base of tongue. Tip of epiglottis comes into view. Blade seats into valeculla. Optimize view, deliver tube. Remove stylet. Confirm placement. 🕉

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Audio Tool

Use this mantra to guide you through the procedure of intubation. Focus on the mantra, repeat it over and over until you can visualize each part of the intubation in your minds eye.

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Create your own

Use your mobile device to record your own mantra; then put it on repeat until it becomes second nature to you. We would love for you to share it with us on Twitter or Instagram #myairwaymantra

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expert coaching

Now that you have your mantra down, bring it to one of our hands on faculty coaching stations to get some expert feedback.

a mantra expert

No one is better at teaching this progressive laryngoscopy mantra than @TBayEDguy Yen Chow. Build your learning network and follow him on Twitter for regular hits of great airway learning.

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