AN AIRWAY AID FOR

OBESE PATIENTS

Improves O.R. Time Efficiency

(facilitates 1st pass intubation)

 

Improves Patient Safety

 

Lowers Risk

BAD  AIRWAY POSITIONING

 

(6'0" | 375 Lbs patient)

 

AIRWAY AXES MISALIGNED ON

HEAD CRADLE ONLY

GOOD   AIRWAY POSITIONING

 

(same patient)

 

ON TROOP ELEVATION PILLOW + HEAD CRADLE

AIRWAY AXES BEGINNING TO ALIGN

TROOP ELEVATION PILLOW (2 SET)

THE BASE UNIT

ELEVATION PILLOW

HEAD CRADLE

USED FOR THE MAJORITY OF OBESE / MORBIDLY OBESE PATIENTS UP TO APPROXIMATELY 450 LBS

TROOP ELEVATION PILLOW (3 SET)

POSITIONING

WHY PAY ATTENTION TO

DO IT FOR THE OBESE PATIENT:

  • EASE OF BREATHING
  • BETTER PRE-OXYGENATION
  • GOOD POSITIONING COMPLIMENTS GEA & REGIONAL CASES

 

DO IT FOR THE ANESTHESIA PROVIDER:

  • EASE OF BREATHING = LESS ANXIOUS OBESE PATIENT
  • BETTER PRE-02 = INCREASED DESATURATION SAFETY PERIOD
  • EASIER TO MASK VENTILATE
  • FACILITATES 1ST PASS SUCCESSFUL INTUBATION (GOOD POSITIONING COMPLIMENTS ALL FORMS OF AIRWAY MANAGEMENT ... DL, GLIDESCOPE, AIRTRAQ ETC.)

 

TEP = EASY / STABLE / PREDICTABLE (RESULT)

  • MEANT TO REPLACE A STACK OF BLANKETS
  • "BLESSING OF THE BLANKETS" (BUT) TODAY'S OBESE PATIENTS = A STACK OF UNSTABLE BLANKETS

 

JUST ADJUST THE O.R. TABLE:

  • NOT GOOD ENOUGH
  • THE AIRWAY AXES DO NOT CHANGE
  • YOU CANNOT ADJUST THE CYSTOSCOPY TABLE

THE TROOP ELEVATION PILLOW QUICKLY ACHIEVES:

 

H.E.L.P. (HEAD ELEVATED LARYNGOSCOPY POSITION)

 

THIS IS A MUCH IMPROVED "STARTING POSITION" FOR AIRWAY MANAGEMENT...A POSITION OF STRENGTH!

HEAD CRADLE

THE ADDITION

THE BASE UNIT

ELEVATION PILLOW

USED FOR PATIENTS OVER 450 LBS OR BMI > 50

LOWER THE RISK FOR YOUR NEXT DIFFICULT AIRWAY...

(OBESE / MORBIDLY OBESE / OSA PATIENTS)

The Troop Elevation Pillow ®

The Troop Airway Elevation Pillow Device ®

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Patent # 6,751,818 B2 June 22, 2004

Patent # 7,077,141 B2 July 18, 2006