Step 7: Visualize cords

With elevation of the mandible, the vocal cords should come into view. It is essential that you actually visualize the cords prior to passing the tube so as to minimize the risk of esophageal intubation.

Note correct technique:

As you watch the video clip, you should be able to identify the:

  1. laryngoscope blade
  2. tongue (being displaced to the left)
  3. epiglottis (at the tip of the blade, above cords)
  4. vocal cords