how is that any different than any other blocker/DLT?I have never used it but played with it at the Asa this year and talked to the rep. There were some guys at the booth who said they use it in their practice so it must be available.
It seemed easy enough to use but so is a regular blocker and I can't think of many situations where it would be useful to have a two sides blocker.
The one cool thing I could see you could do with the ez blocker is block the ventilated lung while its full to have more reserve so the non ventilated lung has more time to collapse. Not sure if I explained that clearly.
Why not just use a cohen instead of an arndt? Cohen 'steers' pretty easily into desired mainstem 99% of the time compared to having to use the stupid lasso with the arndt.Bumping.
Used a couple more times. Have had trouble with both balloons going down right mainstem. Helps to put a little air in both before advancing and also to pull the two balloons apart a little before pushing into ETT. Still not sold on it vs the arndt.
Point taken but the lasso thing does allow you just to drive the f.o.s. into desired bronchus and have the blocker go with it.Why not just use a cohen instead of an arndt? Cohen 'steers' pretty easily into desired mainstem 99% of the time compared to having to use the stupid lasso with the arndt.
I can say it helps to open the breathing circuit to air for 20 seconds of passive deflation right before inflating the blocker balloon. This applies to any blocker technique.I've used it about 7-8 times so far and have found it to be fairly easy to manipulate. Most recently struggled with incomplete collapse of the operative lung. If anybody has trouble shooting tips I'd love to hear. Thanks!
They have their place.