Educational Video Series
Welcome to Troop Elevation Pillow Educational Video Series where Dr. Craig Troop delivers his expertise on the importance of airway management in obese and OSA patients using the Troop Elevation Pillow. This series includes eight video sessions and you will be educated on the use of this pillow and how it quickly achieves H.E.L.P. (head elevated laryngoscopy position) to improve patient safety.
Troop Elevation Pillow Overview
The Troop Elevation Pillow is featured in anesthesia textbooks as well as numerous national and international publications. Watch to see how the Troop Elevation Pillow helps align the upper airway axes and facilitates successful first pass intubation.
Positioning: Good for the Patient
A demonstration of how proper positioning benefits the patient and the anesthesia provider. The situation highlights the comparison of a patient lying fully supine versus the head elevated laryngoscopy position (HELP) using the Troop Elevation Pillow.
Issues with Standard Supine Positioning of Large Patients
Discusses the challenges of positioning an obese patient in the supine position and the traditional, inefficient ways of solving the problem.
Ideal Positioning on the Elevation Pillow
Highlights quick and easy tips on using the Troop Elevation Pillow to achieve a successful first pass intubation.
Facilitating Patient Transfer
Patient demonstration with some helpful tips on how to facilitate a successful patient transfer onto the Troop Elevation Pillow.
Pre-Positioning for Prone Procedures (Spine Cases)
Pre-positioning techniques using Troop Elevation Pillow on a simple stretcher prior to a spine or neurological procedure where the patient may be prone.
Indications and demonstration on how the Addition helps position super morbidly obese patients who are 450lbs (BMI greater than 50) or more.
Elevated Arm Board Pads
Visual of how the Arm Board Pads work in conjunction with the Troop Elevation Pillow and the mutual benefits to the patient and anesthesia provider.