Fig. (4) Illustration of the Ventrain® used in conjunction with a transtracheal catheter Cricath® (left) and a small-bore airway catheter (right) such as those used to exchange endotracheal tubes or those used to assist with tracheal extubation. In addition to providing a means to facilitate reintubation, such airway catheters can also be used with the Ventrain® to maintain ventilation and oxygenation until a definitive airway is established.

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