Morrison et al. The Ventrain Device: A Future Role in Difficult Airway Algorithms? A&A Practice. 2019;13:362-365

In this article Dr. Morrison and colleagues set out the structure and function of the Ventrain device, and speculate on whether it may have a future role in difficult airway algorithms. The authors provide a detailed explanation on the working mechanism of Ventrain and how it has been applied safely in the clinic, and elucidate the theoretical advantages expiratory ventilation assistance has over transtracheal jet ventilation. They advocate “for regular simulation training and the detailed reporting of clinical experience with this encouraging new tool”.