Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a commonly performed procedure in critically sick patients.
It can be safely performed bedside by intensivists. It consists of the insertion of a cannula into the trachea following prolonged intubation or after a failed attempt to withdraw mechanical ventilation. In this video, you can see a wire guide inserted through the outer catheter end to the trachea, to the level of the carina.
The single-use bronchoscope, Broncoflex Agile is used to visualize the all procedure.
Broncoflex characteristics: image quality significantly improved
Benefits: clearer and more detailed distal vision