A new role for cardboard rolls

April 28, 2016

Protect the endotracheal tube (and the patients tongue) with this tip.

Ever wonder what to do with those cardboard tubes that you are left with after the self-adhesive bandaging material is used up? I use them in procedures for dogs when anesthesia and sternal recumbency positioning are required.

I use them to protect the endotracheal tube and also the patient's tongue from excessive trauma from the teeth. Once the surgery is complete, the tubes are discarded.

Lynda Paul, LVT, VTS (clinical practice)