Performance analysis for difficult airway equipment: Standardising for success

Francesco Luke Siena, Philip Breedon, James Armstrong, Phillipa Marsh, Paul Watts

Abstract

Airway management and intubation procedures continue to challenge anaesthetists. This design insight paper discusses the design development of an innovative tip pressure and shape retention testing system. 

Full Text:

PDF Export Citation

References

Hodzovic I, Wilkes AR, Latto IP. Bougie‐assisted difficult airway management in a manikin–the effect of position held on placement and force exerted by the tip. Anaesthesia. 2004 Jan 1;59(1):38-43.

Pandit JJ, Popat MT, Cook TM, et al., The Difficult Airway Society ‘ADEPT’ guidance on selecting airway devices: the basis of a strategy for equipment evaluation. Anaesthesia. 2011 Aug 1;66(8):726-37.

Annamaneni R, Hodzovic I, Wilkes AR, et al. A comparison of simulated difficult intubation with multiple‐use and single‐use bougies in a manikin. Anaesthesia. 2003 Jan 1;58(1):45-9.

Pugh S. Total design: integrated methods for successful product engineering. 1990. 1991.

Marson BA, Anderson E, Wilkes AR, et al., Bougie‐related airway trauma: dangers of the hold‐up sign. Anaesthesia. 2014 Mar 1;69(3):219-23.