Optical and video laryngoscopes for emergency airway management

John C. Sakles, Ross Rodgers, Samuel M. Keim

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Abstract

Direct laryngoscopy for airway management was introduced into clinical medicine almost 70 years ago and is still the dominant modality. The recent development of video and optical laryngoscopy could be the most important change in this paradigm. This paper examines state of the art devices and makes recommendations regarding specific advantages they advance for the field of emergency medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-143
Number of pages5
JournalInternal and Emergency Medicine
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

Keywords

  • Airway management
  • EMS
  • Emergency medicine
  • Videoscopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

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