Video Laryngoscopes

Intubation technology such as video laryngoscopes can make a significant impact on speed, accuracy, and quality of care.  Our designs are geared to be intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective in the field.  Key features include large bright high resolution screens, a wide variety of blades, and ample video storage.

Video Laryngoscopes

Intubation technology such as video laryngoscopes can make a significant impact on speed, accuracy, and quality of care.  Our designs are geared to be intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective in the field.  Key features include large bright high resolution screens, a wide variety of blades, and ample video storage.

Intubation technology such as video laryngoscopes can make a significant impact on speed, accuracy, and quality of care.  Our designs are geared to be intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective in the field.  Key features include large bright high resolution screens, a wide variety of blades, and ample video storage.

Intubation and Clinical Usage

There are many reasons that may require intubation with an endotracheal tube, including surgery, anesthesia, trauma, or serious illness.  Primary use cases include:

  • Prior to surgery and anesthesia
  • For foreign body removal
  • Protect airway from bleeding or stomach content
  • View airway abnormalities
  • After surgery ventilation support
  • Support difficulty in breathing
  • When heavy sedation is required
  • For higher oxygen concentration

Benefits of Video Laryngoscopes Vs Traditional

Better Viewing

The obvious key advantage of high-definition video laryngoscopes is being able to clearly visualize the patient’s airway in real time in order for accurate tube placement. It creates much more convenient viewing options for both the primary care giver and the medical team.

Increases First Attempt Success

Studies show that video laryngoscopy helps intubate patients on the first attempt more than traditional methods. This is especially true in critical care settings and during difficult intubation.

Lower Rates of Esophageal Intubation

One of the most common mistakes in intubation is to inadvertently place the endotracheal tube in the esophagus instead of the lower trachea. Video laryngoscopes are proven to reduce this common issue significantly making the overall successful procedure faster and less traumatic.

Reduces Airway Trauma

Using a video laryngoscope can reduce airway trauma by the reduced force that is required compared to a direct laryngoscope. This means less potential reflex reaction, tissue irritation and damage, bleeding, and reduced need for induction agent.

Improved Training & Teamwork

With a screen that can be seen by others, team members can see the intubation in real time and either provide assistance or use as real time training. It’s also a faster signal to other clinicians and responders on the status and difficulty of the event providing a window into potential next steps.

Recorded Events Reduce Additional Procedures

Recorded events can reduce the number of additional exploratory procedures covering the same ground. Any previous damage to the recorded area can be viewed without a second exploration.

Easier to Use

Video laryngoscopes increase “successful” intubations in difficult intubation and when the care provider is less experienced. The training curve is faster than traditional methods while the video and lighting greatly reduce the most common mistakes. This means fewer bottlenecks and short average time for a successful intubation.

Addresses Immobility Issues

With a video laryngoscope it is not necessary to align the airway axes. This allows intubation to happen in cases with limited head and neck mobility.

Pays for Itself

Considering the critical nature of failed intubations, it is easy to understand that a small reduction in failure rates can have a tremendous positive impact on subsequent health events and costs as well as saving additional lives. Video laryngoscopes pay for themselves by providing perceived and statistically proven improvements in these failure rates.

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