Guidelines for intubation under fiberoptic bronchoscopy in a University Hospital

  • Eduardo Lema F. a. Anesthesiologist, Valle University Hospital, Valle University. b. Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Valle University. Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Cali, Colombia
  • Henry Medina a. Anesthesiologist, Valle University Hospital, Valle University. b. Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Valle University. Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Cali, Colombia
  • Claudia Gonzalez Third year anesthesiology resident, Valle University, Cali, Colombia
  • Carlos Eduardo Hoyos Anesthesiologist, Military Hospital, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Luis Alberto Tafur Betancourt Third year anesthesiology resident, Valle University, Cali, Colombia
Keywords: Airway Management, Intubation, Ventilation, Guideline

Abstract

Introduction: The use of fiberoptic bronchoscopy as a tool for tracheal intubation is relatively new in our setting. Its availability has been increasing, and hence the need for anesthetists to receive adequate training in the use of this device. Knowledge and mastery of this technique, following all the necessary steps, is the starting point for the successful performance of a procedure.

Objective: These guidelines describe the technique for intubation using the fiberoptic bronchoscope at the Evaristo García University Hospital of the Colombian Department of Valle.

Methodology: This paper is based on a review of the literature, the authors’ experience, and a discussion forum.

Results: Presentation of the guidelines for intubation using fiber optic bronchoscope at the Evaristo García University Hospital. Description of the technique for constructing a mask for patient ventilation during tracheal intubation under fiberoptic bronchoscopy.

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Lema F. E, Medina H, Gonzalez C, Hoyos CE, Tafur Betancourt LA. Guidelines for intubation under fiberoptic bronchoscopy in a University Hospital. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2012Jan.1 [cited 2021Jun.24];40(1):60-6. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/867

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