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Scott Weingart, MD FCCM. A New Bougie for your Pocket by Jim DuCanto. EMCrit Blog. Published on August 24, 2012. Accessed on June 10th 2023. Available at [https://emcrit.org/emcrit/a-new-bougie-for-your-pocket-by-jim-ducanto/ ].
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Original Release: August 24, 2012
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looks great! how much do they cost?
$25 ea , $17 ea as bulk sale to hospitals
Where do you get them from in Australia
there is no Australian distributor (yet)
In the glidescope video the preox device… was that a Non-invasive Cpap / Bi-pap device?
Cool product and what we need EMS wise as the current Bougie is tough to store due to it’s length.
I believe that is an oxylator. Google “oxylator” and it will show the website.
I agree with your comment on EMS and bougie storeage. We store our bougies, curled up in a kit. They never work the same after. I will definitely look into this
That was an Oxylator, which Dr. DuCanto uses extensively (from the videos I’ve seen). It is a pressure-limited, flow-triggered ventilation device. He talks about using it in this podcast with Minh.
Regular bougies can be bent in half to fit without any problem
One storage option for keeping the conventional bougie straight is under the upper body half of the mattress on the stretcher. Certainly won’t solve every problem, as you won’t always have your stretcher with you, but it may come in handy from time to time.
If you are looking for a disposable CPAP that you can control the FIO2. Check out the O2-MAX from Pulmodyne.
This looks very flimsy.I think it is very difficult to get it in in difficult airways compared to the conventional bougie. Your thoughts ?
I first saw this bougie at the Difficult Airway Course in Las Vegas. I thought it was very flimsy but I was holding it incorrectly. The rep showed me the correct way to hold and how the distal tip can be flexed upwards, there has been no going back for us. The tracheal click sensation is incredible. I admit the price was hard to convince admin. But I believe it is worth it….not just a regular bougie.
This bougie is an unusual incarnation, material-wise and handling wise. Plastic can be good, and plastic can be bad. My department stocks the blue Portex bougies, which are ok, but they will not accept a shape modification like the Pocket Bougie, so they are pretty much worthless to use with the Glidescope. Yes, it was an Oxylator EMX. The biggest user of the Oxylator in the USA is the US Government–they are tasked to multiple special forces units. Don’t get me started on the Oxylator, or we will be here all day–simply go to this link to look at my… Read more »
First and foremost, I must disclose that I represent BOMImed, manufacturer of the Pocket Bougie. Secondly, I want to express my gratitude to Dr. DuCanto, whom I consider the Spielberg of video production on the Management of Difficult Airways, for posting his experience with the Pocket Bougie as well as Dr. Weingart for adding Dr. DuCanto’s videos to this very useful site. I thought I would add a quick summary explaining “WHY” we created the Pocket Bougie. we know Bougies save lives. Studies have shown as high as a 90+% first pass success rate when using a Bougie in combination… Read more »
For those that inquiring about purchasing the Pocket Bougie in Australia, I am currently looking into this and will post shortly.
For those that use channel devices, here is an interesting video showing the Pocket Bougie used with the Airtraq Avant
Below is a new video demonstrating the hold technique aswell as how to flex the distal tip of the Pocket Bougie:
Any update on pocket bougie down under?
Scott, do you believe the pocket bougie (particularly while using the glidescope) is superior to regular bougie +trigger/shaka technique?
For hyperangulated blades (we can no longer call them Glidescope or CMAC as both companies make both blade types) I markedly prefer the pocket bougie. That being said, I kind of hate hyperangulated blades and don’t use them.