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Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 260-261
Novel technique of using laryngoscope in HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infected patients
Kirti Kamal, Savita Saini, Teena Bansal, Geeta Ahlawat
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Dr. Teena Bansal
19/6 J, Medical Campus, PGIMS, Rohtak - 124 001, Haryana
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|Date of Web Publication||26-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
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. 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.
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