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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 260-261

Novel technique of using laryngoscope in HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infected patients


Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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Dr. Teena Bansal
19/6 J, Medical Campus, PGIMS, Rohtak - 124 001, Haryana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_782_18

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Date of Web Publication26-Jun-2019
 


How to cite this article:
Kamal K, Saini S, Bansal T, Ahlawat G. Novel technique of using laryngoscope in HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infected patients. Saudi J Anaesth 2019;13:260-1

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Kamal K, Saini S, Bansal T, Ahlawat G. Novel technique of using laryngoscope in HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infected patients. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 21];13:260-1. Available from: http://www.saudija.org/text.asp?2019/13/3/260/260807



Sir,

The laryngoscope is an important instrument in an anesthetists' armamentarium. However, it may be a potential source of cross infection due to contact with mucous membrane, saliva, and at times blood if not sterilized properly.[1] We used a novel technique to use laryngoscope in an HIV infected patient.

Laryngoscope and tegaderm were taken [Figure 1]. Tegaderm was wrapped around the laryngoscope, as shown in [Figure 2] and [Figure 3]. We were worried about the illumination of laryngoscope due to tegaderm. However, when the handle was connected to the blade, there was good illumination [Figure 4]. We wish to highlight that laryngoscope covered by tegaderm is useful in infected patients without obscuring illumination.
Figure 1: Laryngoscope blade and Tegaderm

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Figure 2: Blade covered from upper side

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Figure 3: Blade covered from lower side

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Figure 4: Illumination of laryngoscope

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1.
Telang R, Patil V, Ranganathan P, Kelkar R. Decontamination of laryngoscope blades. J Postgrad Med 2010; 56: 257-61.  Back to cited text no. 1
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