What is bimanual laryngoscopy?

Bimanual laryngoscopy using external laryngeal manipulation (ELM) is the single most practical and effective airway management technique for facilitating intubation during direct laryngoscopy.

What is laryngeal manipulation?

Laryngeal manipulation improves visualisation of the larynx during direct laryngoscopy. Two (2) main techniques are described in the literature: External Laryngeal Manipulation (ELM):[1] allows for the directional movement of the larynx to improve visualisation.

What is the purpose of external laryngeal manipulation?

Purpose: External laryngeal manipulation (ELM) is used to get better laryngeal view during direct laryngoscopy. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that ELM done by the intubating anesthetist (laryngoscopist) offers the best laryngeal view for tracheal intubation.

What is BURP in intubation?

As we know, backward, upward, rightward pressure (BURP) maneuver is a useful skill to facilitate glottis visualization for tracheal intubation.

Is BURP the same as Cricoid pressure?

Cricoid pressure, sometimes called the Sellick maneuver, aims to reduce the risk of regurgitation, usually during intubation prior to anesthesia. It is similar to the BURP (backwards upwards rightwards pressure) technique, but serves a completely different purpose.

Who does a laryngoscopy?

Laryngoscopy is when a doctor uses a special camera to look down the throat to see the voice box (larynx) and vocal cords. Ear, nose, and throat specialists (also called ENT doctors or otolaryngologists) do laryngoscopies.

What is the difference between BURP and cricoid pressure?

What is a CMAC blade?

The C-MAC (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) incorporates a standard Macintosh blade with a camera placed at its tip and a video display unit (9). Therefore, the C-MAC can be used both as a standard direct laryngoscope and as an indirect laryngoscope.

What is retrograde intubation?

Retrograde intubation (RI) is a well-described technique that involves several methods of translaryngeal guided nonsurgical airway access to assist in endotracheal or nasotracheal intubation.