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GlideScope® Video Laryngoscopes
Designed for the many clinical settings you face. Designed for first-pass success.
Evaluating a patient. Responding to unexpected situations. Closely monitoring critical factors from airway management and stabilization to pain control and life support. Attention to the details means everything in your world. That’s why we continue to innovate new solutions and expand the GlideScope family of video laryngoscopes.
Whether you’re facing the challenges of a difficult-to-intubate airway, an emergency situation in the field, or even navigating the treatment of a preterm child, there’s a GlideScope solution designed to enable quick intubation with a consistently clear, real-time view of your patient’s airway.
Low-profile designs and titanium construction deliver improved maneuverability and working space for routine and difficult airways
Low-profile single-use video laryngoscopes for routine and difficult airways
Designed for a wide variety of clinical settings, and for patients from preterm to morbidly obese
Available in four sizes for your smallest patients
Portable, rugged and operational in seconds
To help facilitate quick placement of an endotracheal tube
GlideScope video laryngoscopes provide an alternative for the patient requiring awake intubation. Whether used during the endotracheal tube placement, or used solely to evaluate the airway prior to intubation, the GlideScope video laryngoscope is a useful tool for emergency room physicians and critical care physicians when used for awake intubation. It may be particularly useful for the patient who fails the airway exam or has macroglossia.
- Moore, A. R., T. Schricker, and O. Court. "Awake videolaryngoscopy-assisted tracheal intubation of the morbidly obese." Anaesthesia 67.3 (2012): 232-235.
- Sinofsky, A. H., S. P. Milo, and C. Scher. "The awake GlideScope intubation: an additional alternative to the difficult intubation." Middle East journal of anesthesiology 20.5 (2010): 743-746.
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.
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.
Facilitate endotracheal tube exchanges in patients. Use GlideScope to gain a clear view of the airway for a stress-free, uncomplicated tube exchange.
- Galgon, Richard E., and Jonathan T. Ketzler. "The GlideScope for videolaryngoscopy-assisted nasotracheal-to-orotracheal tube exchange in the intensive care unit in a patient with a known difficult airway." Journal of clinical anesthesia 24.5 (2012): 412-414.
- Peral, David, et al. "GlideScope video laryngoscope is useful in exchanging endotracheal tubes." Anesthesia & Analgesia 103.4 (2006): 1043-1044.
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.
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.
Prevention of infections has become one of the most important quality measures in every health care facility, since they are shown to be a major cause of prolonged hospital stay, increased patient morbidity and increased costs. Laryngoscopy and manipulations of the airway involve bodily fluids. GlideScope offers sterile, single-use disposable video laryngoscopy solutions to help reduce the incidence of infection and cross contamination.
- Jones, Philip M., et al. "Comparison of a single-use GlideScope® Cobalt videolaryngoscope with a conventional GlideScope® for orotracheal intubation." Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie 57.1 (2010): 18-23.
- Machan, Melissa D. "Infection control practices of laryngoscope blades: a review of the literature." AANA journal 80.4 (2012): 275.
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.
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.
- Video Laryngoscopy 100%
- Direct Laryngoscopy 47.4%
In novice users, video laryngoscopy with a MAC blade improves success rate and time-to-intubate when compared with direct laryngoscopy with a MAC blade. 1
1. 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.