Throughout the hospital, Respiratory Therapists are a critical part of effective patient care.
The many facets of assessing, monitoring, and managing patients are made easier with tools specifically designed for those clinical needs. Similarly, providing evidence-based care is supported by medical devices that are practical, reliable, and easy to use across multiple healthcare settings. GlideScope® products meet these essential point-of-care requirements on all points.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.