SE/B07/04: Hitchhikers motto
Man on bed
Back to St Emlyn's Reception

You simply pick up the second laryngoscope, which you always prepare and check before proceeding to an RSI, and carry on. No problem. If you haven't prepared a second laryngoscope then you will do in future.

It is essential, when planning to perform an RSI, to prepare for the worst: to have two working laryngoscopes, to have at least two endotracheal tubes prepared, to have intubating aids such as bougies, Magill forceps, suction, bag-valve-mask, all ready. You may also want to have a McCoy laryngoscope, LMA, lighted stylet ready also.