AIROD is a single-use telescopic endotracheal intubation bougie that can fit into a provider's scrub pocket for immediate access in an airway emergency. It is rigid, made of stainless steel and sterilized. It telescopes to two feet and has a specialized 20 degree angled tip. Once expanded it locks so it cannot be retracted. An endotracheal tube 4.5 or greater can be advanced over the telescoping bougie for placement in the trachea. Because of its small size, it can be stored in a myriad of places and easily accessed immediately by emergency personnel in the field, emergency department, intensive care unit and operating room saving precious time and patient lives.