GlideScope Titanium Spectrum Single-Use

More of the light you want, less of the light you don’t

Titanium Spectrum Single-Use Models

The GlideScope Titanium Spectrum Single-Use Solution

Product Details

GlideScope® Titanium Spectrum Single-Use Components

  • Choice of two (2) single-use video laryngoscope options:
    • Low-profile GlideScope angled blades—LoPro S1, S2, S3 and S4
    • DirectView MAC blades for indirect and direct views–DVM S3 and S4
  • GlideScope Spectrum Smart Cable
  • Digital, full-color 6.4-inch video monitor that runs on internal batteries or AC power, and includes:
    • Power adapter and cable
    • Onboard video tutorial
  • Choice of premium cart, mobile stand or IV pole mount
  • Educational Materials
  • In-Service USB Flash Drive containing the following:
    • Operations & Maintenance Manual
    • Quick reference cards
    • 4-Step Technique video tutorial
  • Optional HDMI-to-DVI cable
  • In-service session to train staff
  • One-year standard warranty

GlideScope Titanium Spectrum Single-Use FAQ

Why is the cable called a “Smart Cable”?

The Smart Cable features all of the electronics or “smarts” needed to convert the camera image to the monitor. In order to design a low-profile blade for Titanium Spectrum Single-Use, we removed the electronics typically found in the blade and miniaturized the components and housed them in a titanium casing on the cable.

 

With which blades can the video cable be used?

The video cable can be used with any Titanium Reusable blades. To use Titanium Spectrum Single-Use blades, a Smart Cable must be used. The Smart Cable contains the electronics that process the video data captured by the blade. A separate cable is required for Single-Use versus Reusable because the reusable system video electronics are located within the laryngoscope blade itself

 

What blade sizes are available for the Titanium Spectrum Single-Use systems?

Titanium Spectrum Single-Use LoPro blades are available in sizes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Titanium Spectrum Single-Use DirectView MAC blades are available in sizes 3 and 4. All are compatible with AVL/GVM monitors.

 

Can GlideScope Titanium blades be used with GlideScope AVL systems?

Yes; the Titanium Reusable and Spectrum Single-Use blades are compatible with GlideScope AVL and GVM Monitors.

 

What is unique about the GlideScope blade angle?

Our signature GlideScope angle is designed to follow the natural anatomy of a patients’ airway to eliminate manipulation required to the patients head or neck to successfully intubate. The GlideScope angle is particularly helpful when intubating patients with neck injuries.

 

Who should I contact if my GlideScope needs servicing?

To speak with a Verathon representative about servicing your GlideScope product, contact your local customer service team.

 

What patients can GlideScope be used on?

Verathon offers a full range of video laryngoscopy equipment. Whether you are working with pediatric, obese or routine airways, we have a GlideScope solution.

 

Can we use GlideScope on patients with infections?

Yes; we offer single-use options for our PGVL, AVL, Ranger and Titanium Systems. After use, the blade or stat can be disposed of and the reusable portion of the system (video baton, cable, monitor, etc) can be cleaned in accordance to the Operation and Maintenance Manual.

 

How is the GlideScope different from a direct laryngoscope?

When using the GlideScope, a direct line of sight to the glottis is not required. GlideScope blades have a signature hyper-angulated blade that allows visualization of the larynx with little manipulation of the pharyngeal anatomy. As a result, intubation may be less stressful to the patient and eliminate unnecessary trauma to the airway.

 

I am traveling abroad for a medical mission. Does Verathon loan devices for this type of field work?

Yes; Verathon offers short term loaners for practitioners traveling for medical missions. Please contact verathonglobalhealthaccessprogram@verathon.com

 

What is the proper technique for intubating a patient with GlideScope?

We teach customers to follow a simple, four-step technique when intubating with GlideScope:

  1. Looking directly into the patient’s mouth and with the GlideScope in the left hand, introduce the video laryngoscope into the midline of the oral pharynx
  2. With the laryngoscope inserted, look to the monitor to identify the epiglottis, then manipulate the scope to obtain the best glottic view
  3. Looking directly into the patient’s mouth, not at the screen, carefully guide the distal tip of the tube into position near the tip of the laryngoscope, and
  4. Look to the monitor to complete the intubation;
    gently rotate or angle the tube to redirect as needed.

 

Can GlideScope be used on both difficult and routine airways?

Yes, GlideScope video laryngoscopes are designed to be used in routine and difficult airways.

 

What is GlideScope?

GlideScope is a video laryngoscope system.

 

Does the GlideScope have a warranty?

Yes; all systems come with a standard 1-year manufacturer warranty. For more information, contact Verathon’s Customer Service team.

 

What are some techniques for using the GlideRite Stylet?

Here are a few tips for using the GlideRite Stylet:

  1. When inserting stylet/ETT, remember to look in the patients’ mouth to introduce the ETT/Stylet. When this is done, typically the tip of the tube will come into view on the video monitor. Hug the tongue as you advance the ETT and Stylet to keep them anterior, they will move towards the glottis vs. the esophagus.
  2. When placing the stylet/ETT in the mouth, there are two options. You can go in parallel to the blade and place the tip at the base of the patient’s tongue, or perpendicular (at 3:00) (from the side, like an oral airway)…then once it comes into view of the camera rotate it midline (12:00), THEN advance toward glottic opening.
  3. To aid in the passage of the ETT, or if the ETT still going to the esophagus, withdraw the stylet with your thumb (using the handle of the Rigid Stylet), then gently advance the ETT .
  4. Use the Stylet to your advantage. Back the ETT/Stylet out from the oral cavity, lift them up (elevate) to the ceiling (if going towards esophagus) or give them a key-turn (twist) to the left or right (if caught on arytenoids).

 

What are some techniques for using the GlideRite DLT Stylet?

Here are a few tips for using the GlideRite DLT Stylet:

  1. Load the GlideRite DLT Stylet into the double-lumen tube through the bronchial lumen. Do not permit the stylet to extend past the distal end of the tube.
  2. Rotate the double-lumen tube in order to secure the tracheal lumen on the positioning pin. This changes the natural bend of the tube. The bronchial tip should now aim posteriorly while the tracheal channel is aimed anteriorly.
  3. Place the DLT Stylet and tube at the glottic opening with the tracheal lumen facing anteriorly and the bronchial lumen pointing down the trachea. Retract the stylet 5–6 cm (2–3 3/8 in) with the tracheal lumen facing anteriorly and the bronchial lumen pointing down the trachea as it advances.
  4. Completely remove the DLT Stylet and proceed with the intubation using your preferred technique and experience.

 

How do you recommend cleaning, disinfecting, or sterilizing GlideScope?

Cleaning and disinfecting the GlideScope system is an important part of using and maintaining the system. Prior to each use, ensure that each system component has been cleaned, disinfected, or sterilized according to guidance provided in the Operations and Maintenance Manual.

The availability and regulatory compliance of the cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization products provided in this manual vary by region; ensure that you select products in accordance with your local laws and regulations.