A common complication of a surgical cricothyrodomy procedure is the misplacement of or inability to properly guide the tube into the trachea. To make this procedure, easier,safer, and quicker, rescuers can use a bougie introducer to guide that tube into its proper place.
The North American Rescue Tracheostomy Kit with Bougie-Introducer is a convenient device that gives the user a pre-inserted bougie for introduction of the tube into the trachea and indication of correct placement prior to insertion. The bougie-introducer is adjustable for maximum user preference, and the excess can be tucked into the included cap that rests on top of the tracheostomy tube.
The tube kit contains the same preferred flexible tube as NAR's Tactical CricKit®. The latex free tube is sterile, with a 6.0 mm inner diameter and an inflatable cuff.