What Are Video Laryngoscopy and Fiberoptic-Assisted Tracheal Intubation? Center

Tracheal intubation, also called intubation, involves placing a flexible plastic tube (endotracheal [ET] tube) into the trachea (windpipe) to maintain an open airway, ventilate the lungs, or administer certain drugs. Video laryngoscopy is a form of indirect laryngoscopy in which the physician does not directly inspect the larynx. Fiberoptic intubation involves inserting an ET tube over the shaft of a flexible fiberoptic scope for visualization. Video laryngoscopy and fiberoptic laryngoscope aid in tracheal intubation. Read more: What Are Video Laryngoscopy and Fiberoptic-Assisted Tracheal Intubation? Article

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