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Steerable Tracheal Intubation Guide (S.T.I.G.) 

Standard introducers are invaluable instruments, especially when facing difficult to manage airways, but sometimes they are just not enough. The ability to steer the tip of the introducer is a game-changer, making navigating the airway so much easier.

Whether you use DL or VL, the S.T.I.G. will help you find the way. Simply use your thumb to move integrated tab slider up and down to flex or retro-flex the tip of this innovative new introducer from Construct Medical.

  • Flexible, steerable tip makes it easier to navigate difficult airways

  • Tabs are easy to grip and manoeuvre even with gloves

  • Slider tabs situated so they will not need to pass through vocal cords

  • Blunt silicone tip reduces the risk of tracheal trauma

  • Bright phosphorous coating on tip makes it highly visible, especially with the ultra-violet lights used in some laryngoscopes

  • Introduce with anterior flexion, straighten to advance the tube or retro-flex if needed

  • Size 15Ch x 65cm with graduation marks from 10 to 50cm

  • Improves intubation, saving time, leading to fewer complication

  • No latex materials used in the construction of the S.T.I.G.

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International patents filed/granted under WO2015/066763.

Europe 3065803, Great Britain 3065803, France 3065803, Spain 14859483.1, Germany 602014043405.3, Italy 502019000043596, Australia 2014346337, Japan 2016-528138, USA 15/034890, China ZL201480072037.3

(Formally Flexible Tip Bougie)

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Standard and flexible tip bougie for tracheal intubation using a non-channelled hyperangulated videolaryngoscope: a randomised comparison

O Oxenham, C Pairaudeau, T Moody, C Mendonca

Use of a Flexible-Tipped "Bougie" During Videolaryngoscopic Intubation in a Patient With a Base of Tongue Tumor: A Case Report

Louisa-Rose Bhanabhai, John R Cormack, Bridget Langley

New Flexible Tip Bougie Catheter for Difficult Airway Intubation. A Randomized Crossover Pilot Study

Michael Frass, Jacek Smereka, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak, Oliver Robak

Comparison of Different Intubation Methods in Difficult Airways during Simulated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with Continuous Chest Compression: A Randomized Cross-Over Manikin Trial

Togay Evrin, Jacek Smereka, Damian Gorczyca, Szymon Bialka, Jerzy Robert Ladny, Burak Katipoglu and Lukasz Szarpak

Guiding Flexible-Tipped Bougie Under Videolaryngoscopy: An Alternative to Fiberoptic Nasotracheal Intubation in Maxillofacial Surgeries

Prashant Kumar, Jyoti Sharma, Sanjay Johar, Virendra Singh

Comparison of the new flexible tip bougie catheter and standard bougie stylet for tracheal intubation by anesthesiologists in different difficult airway scenarios: a randomized crossover trial

Kurt Ruetzler, Jacek Smereka, Cristian Abelairas-Gomez, Michael Frass, Marek Dabrowski, Szymon Bialka, Hanna Misiolek, Tadeusz Plusa, Oliver Robak, Olga Aniolek, Jerzy Robert Ladny, Damian Gorczyca, Sanchit Ahuja and Lukasz Szarpak

The Use of Awake Videolaryngoscopy and an Innovative Flexible-Tipped Bougie in a Potentially Difficult Airway

Will A. Watson and John Cormack

A randomised crossover comparison of two endotracheal tube introducers: the FROVA and the Flexible Tip Bougie for GlideScope intubation of a difficult airway manikin by infrequent intubators

John Cormack, Bridget Langley, Louisa-Rose Bhanabhai and Roman Kluger

Evaluation of Flexible Tip Bougie in Simulated Difficult Intubation on Manikin using Video Laryngoscope: Comparison with Portex Single-use and Frova Intubating Introducers

Kuan Tong Yin M.MED (UIA) , Rozilah Abdul Hadi Mohamed M.MED (USM)

Evaluation of a new bougie design for the difficult airway: a manikin crossover trial

Brunckhorst, T. L., Grimmett, W., and Mun-San Kwan, M. M. (2018). 

Flexible bougies, introducers and bronchoscopes – Key adjuvants in the Age of Videolaryngoscopes


Wallace Grimmett MBBS, FANZCA, David Shan MBBS (Hons), BPharm

Don't Blame it on the Bougie

Erlend Braut Opshaug, LIS, Anestesiavd. SUS, Michael Busch, seksjonsoverlege, Postoperativ seksjon, Anestesiavd. SUS

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