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Double Lumen Endotracheal Tubes (DLT)

Double lumen endotracheal tubes (DLTs) are considered the gold standard for lung isolation - a procedure where we selectively ventilate a single...

Improving Lung Deflation With Bronchial Blockers

Bronchial blockers allow us to perform lung isolation using a single lumen endotracheal tube. Compared to double-lumen tubes (DLTs) which are considered...

Passy Muir Valve

Normally air moves in and out of tracheostomy tubes (trachs) below the level of the vocal cords rendering a patient aphonic. By using...

Bronchopulmonary Segments

Anatomically, the trachea extends from the cricoid cartilage (level of C6/C7) to the carina (T4/T5) and is reinforced anteriorly by approximately 20...

Repairing Endotracheal Tube Cuffs

Occlusive cuffs on endotracheal tubes (ETTs) allow us to "protect the airway." Air/fluid is added and removed from this cuff through a pilot balloon (blue...

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