The unique design of the USB incorporates two metal inserts with different and distinct properties in-between a more flexible middle section.
The USB can easily be manipulated to a variety of angles when used as a stylet, yet has the flexibility when used as a bougie to provide a significantly enhanced level of tracheal ring feedback. In addition, the hexagonal shape provides less contact with the inner surface of the tracheal tube, providing particularly easy insertion and removal.
The USB offers a number of key advantages over traditional bougies and stylets, which include:
• Hybrid bougie and stylet
• Easier insertion and removal
• Easier storage
• Improved tracheal ring detection.
The USB represents a significant advance in the design and development of tracheal introducers (bougies) and stylets.