Tracheal Ultrasound for Intubation

Not Just a Party Trick?

By Michael Prats, MD on 01/01/18 04:00 AM

There are many ways to skin a cat and there are many ways to confirm that your endotracheal tube in actually in the trachea. But aren't you tired of using those boring old techniques? The idea here is that you can use point-of-care ultrasound to visualized the air-filled ETT ballon and potentially save time in confirming your endotracheal tube placement after intubation. This study aimed to determine the accuracy of this technique.