Welcome to the captivating world of laryngoscopy and anesthesia! Laryngoscopy is a medical procedure that involves using an instrument to look inside the throat and larynx. This procedure is used to diagnose and treat various conditions such as vocal cord paralysis, airway obstruction, and infection. Anesthesiologists are essential for laryngoscopy, as they administer the necessary
Intubation is the process of inserting a tube, called an endotracheal tube (ET), through the mouth and then into the airway. This is done so that a patient can be placed on a ventilator to assist with breathing during anesthesia, sedation, or severe illness. The tube is then connected to a ventilator, which pushes air into the
While most surgery is very low risk, and intubation is equally low risk, there are some potential issues that can arise particularly when a patient must remain on the ventilator for an extended period of time. Common risks include: Trauma to the teeth, mouth, tongue, and/or larynx Accidental intubation in the esophagus (food tube) instead of
There are a wide variety of laryngoscopes with different designs and shapes. Laryngoscopes have a spatulate, which is an axially curved shape formed to cooperate with the conventional shape of oral cavity structure. The curved spatula portion of the blade is used for retracting soft tissue and opening the patient’s jaw and mouth to form
Recently due to COVID-19 there has been a significant increase in intubation and Laryngoscopy methods. Because of the inflammation that may be caused due to diseases such as COVID, it is extremely important for the practitioner to have a visual and as much feedback as possible to ensure patient safety.