What is a Güdel Tube?
The Güdel Tube is used to ventilate unconscious patients. It prevents the tongue from slipping backwards and thereby blocking the airways. The tube is available in different sizes. You can determine the size of the right one: Place the tube between one of his corners of his mouth and the sloping earlobe. If the tube is so long that it fits exactly in between, the size is right. Since the right size of patient to patient is different, you should always have a selection of different sizes at hand.
How is the Güdel Tube used?
The Güdel Tube becomes upside down in the mouth of the adult patients introduced. Use the cross handle to open the mouth, overflow your head. Introduce the Güdel Tube contrary to its anatomical shape and push it back along the palate. As soon as the tube touches the back of the neck, turn it 180 degrees. As soon as it sits well, you can continue with ventilation.
At Children and infants It is recommended to keep your tongue forward with a tongue spatula and insert the tube to the top right.
As soon as the patient has its own swallowing reflex again, the tube is pulled out of the mouth without rotation.
When is a Güdel Tube used?
The Güdel Tube is used for ventilation for unconscious or anesthetized patients.
It facilitates ventilation with ventilation mask:
- People without teeth
- Patients with full beard
- Overweight and obese patients
What do you have to pay attention to at the Güdel Tube?
Use the right size: If the Güdel Tube is too big, it can close the glottis and thus the airway. It can also lead to bleeding in the airways.
Only apply it to unconscious patients: If patients are conscious, the stranger can cause them to vomit and ventilation are not possible.
Note that he does not offer any aspiration protection: The tube does not prevent blood, saliva or food, for example.
Use latex free products: This ensures that the tube does not trigger an allergic reaction in the patient.
What is the difference between Güdel, Wendl, Endotracheal and Larynx tubes?
Güdel Tube: It is inserted over the mouth and prevents the tongue from slipping backwards and the airway is blocked. It is used for ventilation of unconcerned patients to facilitate ventilation.
Wendl Tubus: In contrast to the Güdel Tube, it is inserted over the nose. As a result, it can also be used in awakening patients in whom a Güdel Tube would trigger a gag reflex. You can do theWendl TubeAlso use when patients squeeze their pine together.
Endotracheal tube: The endotracheal tube is used for invasive ventilation. You insert it into the trachea over the vocal creep. It is characterized by a low risk of aspiration, but is difficult to apply. It should therefore only be used by experienced anaesthetists and internists.
Larynxtubus: It is an alternative airway. It is used if intubation does not succeed or the user has little practice with inserting an endotracheal tube. The application of theLarynx tube is comparatively simple and associated with low risk. It is used in both OPS and preclinical emergencies.
Ventilation bag: Beating bags are used for manual ventilation. They are ideal for emergency doctors and rescue workers and are used as a backup in the operating room if the ventilation device fails.
Oxygen bottle: With us you will find oxygen bottles of different sizes - handy bottles for the emergency bag as well as large oxygen bottles for hospitals or care facilities.