Dr LAU Chun Wing

Dept of Intensive Care, PYNEH

6 Jan 2009

How do your nurses prop up an ETT dangling from a patient's mouth? Our nurses do it this way in recent few months. Are you doing it this way too?

ett prop

A thin latex glove is blown up with air and the ETT simply rests in between the digits. It is light in weight, not slippery, and so we feel that it is better than using folded towel as support. 

Ask your hospital editors to publish under Useful Resources Stores/Tricks of the Trade to share with us your smart way of doing ICU-related jobs.