Thursday, October 26, 2006

Mcgrath Video Laryngoscope

mcgrath video laryngoscope

Designed by Edinburgh-based
Aircraft Medical Ltd., and distributed in the US by LMA North America, Inc., the device is being showcased at the ongoing annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Chicago.

In case you did not know, failure to ventilate and intubate in the operating
room is one of the most common causes of death in the OR. It happens rarely, but
does happen.
Securing the airway by endotracheal intubation is a key step in
anaesthesia, and the emergency resuscitation of the critically ill patient.
Intubation is assisted by use of a laryngoscope, which allows control of the
epiglottis and visualisation of the vocal chords.

The McGrath® Series 5 Fully Portable Video Laryngoscope is a novel device
which allows a clear view of the layngeal inlet during intubation...

McGrath® offers cost-effective video laryngoscopy that can dramatically reduce
the risks associated with difficult intubations, as well as high performance
single-use optical blades to combat cross infection.

The patent-pending McGrath® Series 5 provides unrivalled vision of the
larynx. This is achieved with on-board miniature camera and display technology,
representing the world's 1st fully-portable video laryngoscope

The McGrath® The World's First Fully Portable Video LaryngoscopeAn image of
the larynx is captured by the McGrathand is transferred to a compact flat panel mounted at the top of the handle

related links

McGrath Video Laryngoscope page
McGath Video Laryngoscope page at LMA(PDF)
LMA north america
home page
VIDEO presentation introducing McGrath Video Laryngoscope
by Dr John doyle MD phD(Departement of Anaesthesiology Clevland Clinic)

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