Performing Indirect Laryngoscopy

1. Heat the laryngeal mirror to prevent it from misting up. Check that it is not too hot by feeling its temperature on the back of your hand.

nose guide

2. Position the patient with the lamp by his shoulder and ask him to stick out his tongue.

push with 1 finger

3. Reflect light from the lamp onto the mouth using a head mirror.


4. Carefully take the patient's tongue in your left hand and gently steady it. Rest your index finger on the upper incisors in order to keep the upper lip out of your line on sight.

over ear

5. The laryngeal mirror can now be inserted with care so that the patient does not gag. Light from the lamp via the head mirror is now directed onto the laryngeal mirror, to give a view of the larynx.

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