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In principle, putting one tube in another anywhere in the body, such as in endoscopies of the gut, can be so described. However, on its own, intubation or intubate generally refers to tracheal intubation.
LogoWarningBox4.pngNone of these techniques should be attempted without professional training
LogoKeyPointsBox.pngWhile not alll doctors should be able to intubate, they should be able to achieve control of the airway by the orotracheal route.

The NEJM published a video [1]

Google (!) has a 1 minute demonstration (by an anaesthetist) [2]

And a longer one [3], more of a tutorial. This can be downloaded for later showing.

And (of course) there are several on YouTube [4].

Training mannequins are available [5].


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