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We describe the technique of using a modified clove hitch made of nasal cannula tubing as a means of insuring the position and security of an endotracheal tube in the intubated patient. Our experience indicates that this tie works well in both the prehospital and emergency department settings. We suggest that the modified clove hitch is a valuable adjunct to emergency airway management.
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Accepted: July 5, 1991
Received: April 16, 1991
© 1992 Published by Elsevier Inc.