In the emergency department, physicians and other emergency care specialists face tough, often life-threatening situations in a wide spectrum of patients—from newborns to the elderly.
Compact, rugged and portable, GlideScope® and BladderScan® instruments are designed to help all healthcare professionals rapidly evaluate and manage the cases they see in the emergency department every day.
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GlideScope video laryngoscopes are the ideal solution for intubating patients with difficult or restricted airways. From the morbidly obese to patients affected by microagnathia, GlideScope can aid in intubating the most difficult airways faster, and more effectively than direct laryngoscopy.
- Michael Aziz, et al. "First-Attempt Intubation Success of Video Laryngoscopy in Patients with Anticipated Difficult Direct Laryngoscopy: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the C-MAC D-Blade Versus the GlideScope in a Mixed Provider and Diverse Patient Population" ANESTHESIA & ANALGESIA March 2016 - Volume 122 – Issue 3 – pp. 740-750
- Aziz, Michael F., et al. "A retrospective study of the performance of video laryngoscopy in an obstetric unit." Anesthesia & Analgesia 115.4 (2012): 904-906
- Aziz, M. F., et al. "Routine clinical practice effectiveness of the Glidescope in difficult airway management: an analysis of 2,004 Glidescope intubations, complications, and failures from two institutions." Anesthesiology 114.1 (2011): 34-41.
- Lange M., et al. "Comparison of the GlideScope and Airtraq Optical Laryngoscopes in Patients Undergoing Direct Microlaryncoscopy." Anaesthesia 64.3 (2009): 323–328.
- Cooper, Richard M. "Use of a new video laryngoscope (GlideScope®) in the management of a difficult airway." Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 50.6 (2003): 611-613.
When used as a primary solution for routine airways, the GlideScope video laryngoscope is associated with a greater first-attempt success rate when compared with direct laryngoscopy. In addition, the GlideScope has been found to be 99% successful for intubation after initial failure of direct laryngoscopy, helping to reduce the incidence of failed intubation.
- Abdulmohsen A. Al-Ghamdi, et al. "Comparison of the Macintosh, GlideScope®, Airtraq®, and King Vision™ laryngoscopes in routine airway management" MINERVA ANESTESIOLOGICA, PMID: 27103030
- Jeon, W. J., et al. "A comparison of the Glidescope® to the McGrath® videolaryngoscope in patients." Korean journal of anesthesiology 61.1 (2011): 19-23.
- Ibinson, James W., et al. "GlideScope Use improves intubation success rates: an observational study using propensity score matching." BMC anesthesiology 14.1 (2014): 101.
- Caldiroli, D., and P. Cortellazzi. "A new difficult airway management algorithm based upon the El Ganzouri Risk Index and GlideScope® videolaryngoscope: a new look for intubation." Minerva Anestesiol 77.10 (2011): 1011-1017
- Nouruzi-Sedeh, P., Schumann, M., and Groeben, H. "Laryngoscopy via Macintosh blade versus GlideScope: success rate and time for endotracheal intubation in untrained medical personnel." Anesthesiology 110.1 (2009): 32-37.
- Jones, Philip M., et al. "A comparison of GlideScope® videolaryngoscopy to direct laryngoscopy for nasotracheal intubation." Anesthesia & Analgesia 107.1 (2008): 144-148.
- Cooper, R. M., et al. "Early clinical experience with a new video laryngoscope (GlideScope®) in 728 patients." Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 52.2 (2005): 191-198.
Safely intubate patients with c-spine injuries with GlideScopes signature hyper-angulated blade. GlideScope blades follow the natural anatomy of the area which eliminates the need to manipulate the patients head or neck into a sniffing position typically required with direct laryngoscopy.
- Brück, S., et al. "Comparison of the C-MAC® and GlideScope® videolaryngoscopes in patients with cervical spine disorders and immobilization." Anaesthesia 70.2 (2015): 160-165.
- Lili, X., Zhiyong, H., and Jianjun, S. "A Comparison of the GlideScope with the macintosh laryngoscope for nasotracheal intubation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis" Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology 26.1 (2014): 27-31.
- Kill, C., et al. "Videolaryngoscopy with GlideScope reduces cervical spine movement in patients with unsecured cervical spine." The Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013 Apr; 44(4):750-6.
Intubate pediatric patients quickly and successfully with GlideScope’s pediatric video baton. Ranging from neonate to small child, GlideScope offers a full solution of laryngoscope tools ideal for any Operating Room, Emergency Department, Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Labor & Delivery department.
- Garg,N. and Dehran, M. "CASE REPORT – GlideScope: A rescuer in difficult pediatric airway." Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care.(2015)
- Lee, Ji-Hyun, et al. "A comparative trial of the GlideScope® video laryngoscope to direct laryngoscope in children with difficult direct laryngoscopy and an evaluation of the effect of blade size." Anesthesia & Analgesia 117.1 (2013): 176-181.
- Karsli, Cengiz, and Tara Der. "Tracheal intubation in older children with severe retro/micrognathia using the GlideScope® Cobalt Infant Video Laryngoscope1." Pediatric Anesthesia 20.6 (2010): 577-578.
- Redel, Andreas, et al. "Validation of the GlideScope video laryngoscope in pediatric patients." Pediatric Anesthesia 19.7 (2009): 667-671.
First responders and Emergency Medicine clinicians are often faced with treating patients who need immediate action to secure the airway. GlideScope video laryngoscopes allow for rapid intubation with high first pass success in the pre-hospital and emergency room setting of patients with or without multiple traumas.
- Sakles, J. C., Mosier, J. M., Chiu, S., & Keim, S. M. "Tracheal intubation in the emergency department: a comparison of GlideScope® video laryngoscopy to direct laryngoscopy in 822 intubations." The Journal of emergency medicine, 42(4), 400-405 (2012)
- Mosier, Jarrod M., et al. "Difficult airway management in the emergency department: GlideScope videolaryngoscopy compared to direct laryngoscopy." The Journal of emergency medicine 42.6 (2012): 629-634.
- Struck, Manuel Florian, Maike Wittrock, and Andreas Nowak. "Prehospital Glidescope video laryngoscopy for difficult airway management in a helicopter rescue program with anaesthetists." European Journal of Emergency Medicine 18.5 (2011): 282-284.
- Wayne, M. A., and McDonnell, M. "Comparison of traditional versus video laryngoscopy in out-of-hospital tracheal intubation." Prehospital Emergency Care 14.2 (2010): 278-282.
- Toofan, M., et al. "204: Endotracheal Intubation Success in an Ambulance by Emergency Medical Out-of-Hospital Personnel Using Direct and Glidescope® Laryngoscopes." Annals of Emergency Medicine 54.3 (2009): S63.
Use every GlideScope intubation as a teaching opportunity. With a large, full-color monitor and video output, you can monitor and coach your residents throughout each intubation. Difficult intubations can also be recorded or snap-shot for future teaching within the institution.
- Ambrosio, Art, et al. "Difficult Airway Management for Novice Physicians A Randomized Trial Comparing Direct and Video-Assisted Laryngoscopy." Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery 150.5 (2014): 775-778.
- Lakticova, Viera, et al. "Video laryngoscopy is associated with increased first pass success and decreased rate of esophageal intubations during urgent endotracheal intubation in a medical intensive care unit when compared to direct laryngoscopy." Journal of intensive care medicine (2013): 0885066613492641.
- Ayoub, C. M., et al. "Tracheal intubation following training with the GlideScope® compared to direct laryngoscopy." Anaesthesia 65.7 (2010): 674-678.
Patients with Urinary Retention (UR) may have difficulty initiating a stream of urine, may urinate frequently feel an urgent need to urinate but void only small amounts, and may feel that they still have to go after they've finished urinating. Urine that remains in the bladder after voiding is referred to as Post Void Residual (PVR). In patients experiencing acute or chronic urinary retention, diagnosis and treatment is aided by the use of a BladderScan® non-invasive portable ultrasound device to measure the amount of urine that remains in the bladder after voiding.
- Park, Yong Hyun, Ja Hyeon Ku, and Seung-June Oh "Accuracy of post-void residual urine volume measurement using a portable ultrasound bladder scanner with real-time pre-scan imaging." Neurourology and urodynamics 30.3 (2011): 335-338
- Al-Shaikh, Ghadeer, et al. "Accuracy of bladder scanning in the assessment of postvoid residual volume." J Obstet Gynaecol Can 31.6 (2009): 526-532.
- Ng, Elaine, et al. "152: Accuracy and Precision of Handheld BladderScan BVI 6100 in residual urine volume measurement: A comparison with Transabdominal Ultrasound scanner and Urethral Catheterization." Indian Journal of Urology 24 (2008)
- Ghani, Khurshid R., et al. "Portable ultrasonography and bladder volume accuracy—a comparative study using three-dimensional ultrasonography." Urology 72.1 (2008): 24-28.
- Teng, Ching-Hwa, et al. "Application of portable ultrasound scanners in the measurement of post-void residual urine." Journal of Nursing Research 13.3 (2005): 216-224.
- Byun, Seok-Soo, et al. "Accuracy of bladder volume determinations by ultrasonography: are they accurate over entire bladder volume range?" Urology 62.4 (2003): 656-660.
Urinary catheter use is associated with up to an 80% increased risk of hospital acquired urinary tract infection.5 These infections result in longer hospital stays, increased costs and increased morbidity.1,2 CDC Guidelines (II-H) updated in 2009 suggest “using a portable ultrasound device…to reduce unnecessary catheter insertions." Additional information on this guideline is available at CDC Website. The BladderScan® ultrasound instrument non-invasively measures bladder volume accurately and reliably. It is portable to the bedside and quick and easy to use with minimal training by all nursing personnel (no sonographer is required).
- O’Connor, D. "How to Avoid Unnecessary Catheterizations. Wouldn’t it be nice to know whether catheterization was truly needed?" Outpatient Surgery 8 (2009): 36-38
- Saint S, Kowalski CP, Kaufman SR, et al. "Preventing hospital-acquired urinary tract infection in the United States: a national study." Clin Infect Dis. 2008; 46(2):243-250
- Stevens, E. "Bladder ultrasound: avoiding unnecessary catheterizations" Medsurg nursing: official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses 14.4 (2005): 249-253
- Slappendel, R., and E. W. G. Weber "Non-invasive measurement of bladder volume as an indication for bladder catheterization after orthopaedic surgery and its effect on urinary tract infections." American Journal of Nursing supplement, June 2000
- Saint S, Chenowith CE. "Biofilms and catheter-associated urinary tract infections." Infect Dis Clin North Am 2003; 17:411-432.
- Saint S, Lipsky BA. "Preventing catheter-related bacteriuria: Should we? Can we? How?" Arch Intern Med. 1999; 159(8):800-808.