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EMS Training Update: Pre-Loading the Bougie


Darren Braude, MD, EMT-P, professor of emergency medicine at University of New Mexico, recently observed EMS crews pre-loading their endotracheal tubes onto the bougie (also known as a stylet or endotracheal tube introducer) with resulting difficulties. In this video training update, Braude illustrates the potential problems with this technique and his suggestions for proper bougie use.

Braude is also the medical director for The Difficult Airway Course: EMS and a member of the JEMS Street Medicine Society, a special group of EMS physicians who started out on the streets and EMTs or paramedics. He will be speaking at EMS Today 2017 in Salt lake City Feb. 22-25 and presenting a preconference workshop on the fundamentals of airway management.