Video laryngoscopes: a solution for difficult airways
Airway complications are often unexpected. Having a video laryngoscope as part of your airway strategy gives you the confidence to overcome the challenges that can occur with a difficult airway.
Improved Glottic Visualization1
Video camera technology improves line-of-sight
Minimal Patient Impact2
Requires less force and is less likely to induce tissue injury
Higher Success Rates3
Better first-pass success than direct laryngoscopy
1 Okamoto H1, Goto T2, Wong ZSY1, Hagiwara Y3, Watase H4, Hasegawa K5, et al. Comparison of video laryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for intubation in emergency department patients with cardiac arrest: A multicentre study. Resuscitation. 2019 Mar; 136:70-77. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation. 2018.10.005. Epub 2018 Oct 29.
2 RV Chemsian, S Bhananker, and R Ramaiah et al. Videolaryngoscopy. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2014 Jan-Mar; 4(1): 35–41.doi: 10.4103/2229-5151.128011
3 Kleine-Brueggeney M1, Greif R2, Schoettker P3, Savoldelli GL4, Nabecker S2, Theiler LG2. et al. Evaluation of six videolaryngoscopes in 720 patients with a simulated difficult airway: a multicentre randomized controlled trial. Br J Anaesth. 2016 May;116(5):670-9. doi: 10.1093/bja/aew058.