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Verathon launches GlideScope Go portable video laryngoscope
Verathon Inc. yesterday announced the launch of its portable GlideScope Go video laryngoscope. The Bothell, Wash.-based company’s device is a portable, high-res system for clinicians to use in hospital and pre-hospital settings. The display was designed for improved visualization and first-pass intubation, Verathon said. The unit is compatible with GlideScope Spectrum single-use blades for patients of all ages, according to the company. “GlideScope Go is an intuitive, handheld solution that adds versatility to clinical airway management,” Tim Shauf, VP & GM of Verathon’s respiratory & surgic...
Source: Mass Device - September 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Imaging Respiratory Verathon Inc. Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews July 2017
Electric Lift Assist Patients are getting larger. As a result, EMS agencies have established bariatric response units with specific protocols to minimize injuries to providers and several products specifically designed for bariatric lifting have been invented. The latest is specifically designed to get a large patient off of the floor with a minimum amount of physical manipulation. The new Human Floor Lift 550-E from IndeeLift is a compact, portable, battery-powered device which is designed to be slid underneath a patient and lift the patient to a seated position. The patient can then ambulate on their own or be transf...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Hands On Product Reviews August 2017
Electric Lift Assist Patients are getting larger. As a result, EMS agencies have established bariatric response units with specific protocols to minimize injuries to providers and several products specifically designed for bariatric lifting have been invented. The latest is specifically designed to get a large patient off of the floor with a minimum amount of physical manipulation. The new Human Floor Lift 550-E from IndeeLift is a compact, portable, battery-powered device which is designed to be slid underneath a patient and lift the patient to a seated position. The patient can then ambulate on their own or be transf...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 2, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Fran Hildwine, BS, NREMT-P Tags: Columns Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Optim LLC Releases Next Generation LED for ENTity(TM) Series Flexible Endoscopes
The company's pioneering ENTity series now available with enhanced, brighter, second generation LED illumination for improved performance STURBRIDGE, Mass., June 21, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Optim LLC, a premier manufacturer of... Devices, Product Launch Optim LLC, flexible laryngoscope, laryngoscope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OBP Medical Announces SURE-SCOPE Regulatory Approval in Australia
Innovative, single-use, one-piece laryngoscope with integrated LED light source reduces cost, improves efficiency, eliminates infection risk caused by reusable laryngoscope blades and handles LAWRENCE, Mass., June 15, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketi... Devices, Regulatory, Product Launch OBP Medical, SURE-SCOPE, laryngoscope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OmniVision and COMedia Ltd. Introduce a Single-Use Laryngoscope Reference Design with ...
Using the OVM9724 CameraCubeChip™ and OV788 ASIC, the New Laryngoscope Reference Design Improves Patient Comfort and Safety During Intubation Procedures SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 12, 2017 - OmniVision Technologies Inc., a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, collaborating with COMedia Ltd., today announced the availability of a reference design that brings visualization to single-use laryngoscopes. Using OmniVision's OVM9724 CameraCubeChip™ and its OV788...This story is related to the following:Medical Devices | (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Duty Hours Restrictions and ENT Complication Rates Duty Hours Restrictions and ENT Complication Rates
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study, published in Laryngoscope, examining whether the restriction in resident duty hours led to changes in complication rates during head and neck procedures.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Novel technique helps diagnose swimming-induced respiratory condition
Exercise-induced obstruction of the larynx, or voice box, is often a cause of respiratory symptoms in athletes and is particularly prevalent in swimmers. A new report reveals a method to accurately diagnose this condition, using a flexible laryngoscope. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Novel technique helps diagnose swimming-induced respiratory condition
(Wiley) Exercise-induced obstruction of the larynx, or voice box, is often a cause of respiratory symptoms in athletes and is particularly prevalent in swimmers. A new report reveals a method to accurately diagnose this condition, using a flexible laryngoscope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Video No Better Than Direct Laryngoscopy for ICU Intubations Video No Better Than Direct Laryngoscopy for ICU Intubations
Video laryngoscopy did not improve first-pass orotracheal intubation rates in the intensive care unit (ICU) and was associated with higher rates of life-threatening complications, in a multicenter study in France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Diabetes drug takes aim at cancer's fuel source
(Thomas Jefferson University) To understand how metformin changes the biology of cancer cells, researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University tested tumor cells before and after metformin treatment in non-diabetic cancer patients. The pilot clinical trial results were published today in The Laryngoscope. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

RDT to Showcase New Approach to Monitoring Defibrillation at Arab Health
RDT, a leading provider of pre-hospital care solutions, will be previewing its Tempus ALS monitor defibrillator at Arab Health 2017. Visitors to Stand Z1A59 will be able to see this innovative solution – which offers the benefits of a fully ERC-compliant defibrillator and an advanced monitor in a small and lightweight package – ahead of its official launch later in the year. Tempus ALS delivers a new, cutting-edge approach to monitoring defibrillation. Its market-leading robustness, small size, low weight and flexible configuration provide unparalleled choices on how pre-hospital equipment is deployed and opera...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

RDT to Showcase New Approach to Monitoring Defibrillation at Arab Health
RDT, a leading provider of pre-hospital care solutions, will be previewing its Tempus ALS monitor defibrillator at Arab Health 2017. Visitors to Stand Z1A59 will be able to see this innovative solution – which offers the benefits of a fully ERC-compliant defibrillator and an advanced monitor in a small and lightweight package – ahead of its official launch later in the year. Tempus ALS delivers a new, cutting-edge approach to monitoring defibrillation. Its market-leading robustness, small size, low weight and flexible configuration provide unparalleled choices on how pre-hospital equipment is deployed and opera...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

Launch of New Spectrum Single-Use Blades Marks The Latest Advance from GlideScope Video Laryngoscopes
BOTHELL, Wash., Jan. 16, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Verathon® Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of imaging and respiratory medical devices, announced the launch of new GlideScope® SpectrumTM Single-Use video laryngos... Devices, Product Launch Verathon , GlideScope, laryngoscopes, video laryngoscopes (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Does EMS Intubation Success Improve with Video Laryngoscopy?
Video vs. Direct Larygoscopy Jarvis JL, McClure SF, Johns D. EMS intubation improves with King Vision video laryngoscopy. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2015;19(4):482–489. Williamson County EMS, a suburban and rural Texas EMS system, reviewed its endotracheal intubation (ETI) success rates after adding the King Vision video laryngoscope to ALS units. Considering the county’s suburban and rural settings allow few intubation attempts per provider on an annual basis, researchers believed video laryngoscopy would be advantageous. Overall ETI success rate before the interventions was 64.9%. Background: The King Vision was cho...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Page, MS, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

DiaMedical USA Announces Loaded Emergency Packs for EMS Training
West Bloomfield, MI, January 4, 2017 – DiaMedical USA and SimLabSolutions are proud to introduce their newest line of exclusive EMS simulation products with the launch of Loaded Emergency Packs for EMS education and training. These packs will help EMS instructors successfully integrate simulation scenarios into National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Portfolio Project psychomotor skills testing, continuing education, or hands-on training exercises. Loaded Emergency Packs are filled with all the supplies and simulated medications needed for pre-service and in-service training. Loaded Emergency Pa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

DiaMedical USA Announces Loaded Emergency Packs for EMS Training
West Bloomfield, MI, January 4, 2017 – DiaMedical USA and SimLabSolutions are proud to introduce their newest line of exclusive EMS simulation products with the launch of Loaded Emergency Packs for EMS education and training. These packs will help EMS instructors successfully integrate simulation scenarios into National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Portfolio Project psychomotor skills testing, continuing education, or hands-on training exercises. Loaded Emergency Packs are filled with all the supplies and simulated medications needed for pre-service and in-service training. Loaded Emergency Pa...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 4, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Equipment & Gear Product Announcements Source Type: news

My Macgyver Moment
  Since emergency physicians are the MacGyvers of medicine – mullet not included – we asked our readers to send in their best stories of improvising on the fly. What did you do when you were fighting against the clock and couldn’t find the supplies you needed? Here are our four winning entries, with comments by Ken Iserson, MD, author of Improvised Medicine. Published entrants gain free admittance to Blood and Sand, a tropical CME in Atlantis, Bahamas. For a chance to win, send your best MacGyver Moment to lplaster@epmonthly.com Give Me a Hand(stand) by Andrew Langsam I was getting ready to go...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Is Intubation Success Rate Higher With Two-Medic Crews
The Research Myers LA, Gallet CG, Kolb LJ, et al. Determinants of success and failure in prehospital endotracheal intubation. West J Emerg Med. 2016;17(5):640–647. The Science The documentation of 200 intubation attempts on 150 patients cared for by a multisite EMS agency was reviewed by the authors to determine what factors were associated with success and failure of prehospital intubation. They defined an attempt as the laryngoscope blade entering the mouth. Overall success rate was 75%. The use, on an adult, of an endotracheal (ET) tube size
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Source Type: news

What Medical Problems Do Laundry Pods Cause?
Discussion Laundry detergent capsules are small, single-use pod, liquidtab or sachets with concentrated cleaning product encased in a water dissolvable membrane. They are brightly colored and promote use by being conveniently single-use. They are used mainly for laundry and dishwashers, and look similar to candy or toys which encourages ingestion by children. They were first used in Europe in 2001, and then were marketed in the U.S. in 2010. Not long afterwards, there was an increase in Poison Control Center calls regarding exposure to the products particularly by small children. An analysis from 2012-2013 found the number...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 19, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Effective Is Video Laryngoscopy for Rescue Intubation? How Effective Is Video Laryngoscopy for Rescue Intubation?
A retrospective analysis of over 1400 patients with failed direct laryngoscopy shows that the most common rescue technique is also the most effective.Medscape Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

My Macgyver Moment
Since emergency physicians are the MacGyvers of medicine – mullet not included – we asked our readers to send in their best stories of improvising on the fly. What did you do when you were fighting against the clock and couldn’t find the supplies you needed? Here are our four winning entries, with comments by Ken Iserson, MD, author of Improvised Medicine. Published entrants gain free admittance to Blood and Sand, a tropical CME in Atlantis, Bahamas. For a chance to win, send your best MacGyver Moment to lplaster@epmonthly.com Give Me a Hand(stand) by Andrew Langsam I was getting ready to go on a lo...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 19, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Steroid use linked to worse outcomes in Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis
(Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary) Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School have found that patients who were prescribed corticosteroids as part of treatment for Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis had worse long-term outcomes of regaining facial function than those who were prescribed antibiotic therapy alone. Based on these findings, which were published online today in Laryngoscope, the researchers urge caution in prescribing corticosteroids to patients with acute Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Will Artificial Intelligence Help Paramedics Successfully Intubate?
Promising TechnologyCarlson JN, Das S, De la Torre F, et al. A novel artificial intelligence system for endotracheal intubation.Prehosp Emerg Care.Mar 17, 2016. [Epub ahead of print.]In the 1983 science-fiction filmWarGames, Matthew Broderick believed he was going head-to-head with a random simulation program. However, he soon learned he ’ d accidentally hacked into a government artificial intelligence (AI) computer system programmed to repeatedly run thermonuclear simulations until it learned the best strategy for winning a war.Over 30 years later, AI is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In fact, AI algorithms...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 11, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Page, MS, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Training Patient Care Source Type: news

Will Artificial Intelligence Help Paramedics Successfully Intubate?
Promising Technology Carlson JN, Das S, De la Torre F, et al. A novel artificial intelligence system for endotracheal intubation. Prehosp Emerg Care. Mar 17, 2016. [Epub ahead of print.] In the 1983 science-fiction film WarGames, Matthew Broderick believed he was going head-to-head with a random simulation program. However, he soon learned he’d accidentally hacked into a government artificial intelligence (AI) computer system programmed to repeatedly run thermonuclear simulations until it learned the best strategy for winning a war. Over 30 years later, AI is no longer the stuff of science fiction. In fact, AI algori...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 11, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: David Page, MS, NRP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Training Patient Care Source Type: news

Ultrasound as an Adjunct for Prehospital Airway Management
You're dispatched to a 45-year-old male involved in a high-speed motorcycle accident. On scene you find the un-helmeted rider unresponsive with a Glasgow coma scale of 5 and significant facial trauma. The patient is breathing, but is in significant respiratory distress. You determine he's unable to protect his own airway and begin to think about how to manage the airway effectively. You anticipate endotracheal (ET) intubation and bag-valve mask (BVM) ventilation will be difficult given his facial injuries, and mentally prepare for the possibility of needing to perform a cricothyroidotomy. Your extraglottic airway device an...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jenna M. B. White, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

Ultrasound as an Adjunct for Prehospital Airway Management
You're dispatched to a 45-year-old male involved in a high-speed motorcycle accident. On scene you find the un-helmeted rider unresponsive with a Glasgow coma scale of 5 and significant facial trauma. The patient is breathing, but is in significant respiratory distress. You determine he's unable to protect his own airway and begin to think about how to manage the airway effectively. You anticipate endotracheal (ET) intubation and bag-valve mask (BVM) ventilation will be difficult given his facial injuries, and mentally prepare for the possibility of needing to perform a cricothyroidotomy. Your extraglottic airway device an...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jenna M. B. White, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

Pit Crew Approach to CPR has Higher Patient Survival Rates
The ResearchHopkins CL, Burk C, Moser S, et al. Implementation ofpit crew approach and cardiopulmonary resuscitation metrics for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest improves patient survival and neurological outcome. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(1).The ScienceThis is a retrospective review of the impact of multiple changes to howSalt Lake City Fire Department EMS cared for cardiac arrest victims. Researchers examined the typical Utstein measures in two periods: from Sept. 1, 2008, to Sept. 1, 2011, and from Oct. 1, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2014.In September 2011, the agency was trained in the delivery of high-quality CPR, which included t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

Pit Crew Approach to CPR has Higher Patient Survival Rates
The Research Hopkins CL, Burk C, Moser S, et al. Implementation of pit crew approach and cardiopulmonary resuscitation metrics for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest improves patient survival and neurological outcome. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016;5(1). The Science This is a retrospective review of the impact of multiple changes to how Salt Lake City Fire Department EMS cared for cardiac arrest victims. Researchers examined the typical Utstein measures in two periods: from Sept. 1, 2008, to Sept. 1, 2011, and from Oct. 1, 2011, to Dec. 31, 2014. In September 2011, the agency was trained in the delivery of high-quality CPR, which in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

Pediatric Airway Presents Unique Challenges in Airway Management
Your aeromedical EMS crew is dispatched directly to a preschool for a patient with a possible head injury. The patient is a 4-year-old, 20-kg boy with known Hurler's syndrome who was struck in the head during a fall from a standing position. The school nurse arrived to find him unconscious, apneic and without a palpable pulse. She initiated CPR, which resulted in a palpable pulse, and continued ventilations via mouth-to-mouth until an ambulance arrived. On arrival of ground EMS, ventilations were continued via a bag-valve mask (BVM) and supplemental oxygen while C-spine precautions where maintained. Endotracheal (ET) intub...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ken Davis Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

What it’s like to be in endocrine surgery: Shadowing Dr. Krishnamurthy
As a medical student, do you ever wonder what it’s like to be an endocrine surgeon? Here’s your chance to find out. Meet Vikram D. Krishnamurthy, MD, an endocrine surgeon and featured physician in AMA Wire’s® “Shadow Me” Specialty Series, which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties. Read his insights to help determine whether a career in endocrine surgery might be a good fit for you. “Shadowing” Dr. Krishnamurthy Specialty: Endocrine surgery Practice setting: Academic group practice in a health system of 10 hospitals and 18 ambulatory ...
Source: AMA Wire - May 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

What it ’s like to be in endocrine surgery: Shadowing Dr. Krishnamurthy
As a medical student, do you ever wonder what it ’s like to be an endocrine surgeon? Here’s your chance to find out. Meet Vikram D. Krishnamurthy, MD, an endocrine surgeon and featured physician in AMA Wire ’s ® “Shadow Me” Specialty Series , which offers advice directly from physicians about life in their specialties. Read his insights to help determine whether a career in endocrine surgery might be a good fit for you. “Shadowing” Dr. Krishnamurthy Specialty: Endocrine surgery Practice setting: Academic group practice in a health system of 10 hospitals and 18 ambul...
Source: AMA Wire - May 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Prehospital Management of Difficult Airways
LEARNING Objectives Understand what makes management of an airway difficult. Learn the different mnemonics and acronyms to help determine when an airway will be difficult. Know which tools to use for different airway difficulties. KEY Terms Cricothyrotomy: An emergency incision into the larynx, performed to open the airway of a person who's unable to be ventilated. Denitrogenation: The elimination of nitrogen from the lungs and body tissues during a period of ventilation with pure oxygen. Patent: Open and unblocked. A difficult airway is one in which the EMS provider identifies pot...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Widmeier, BA, NRP, FP C Tags: Airway & Respiratory Source Type: news

Direct vs Video Laryngoscopy for Intubation With GI BleedingDirect vs Video Laryngoscopy for Intubation With GI Bleeding
Which is the better method for performing endotracheal intubation in patients with GI bleeding? Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Dehaier gains on 2015 prelims
Share prices for China’s Dehaier Medical Systems (NSDQ:DHRM) jumped today after it released preliminary numbers for last year, despite massive losses incurred as it sheds unprofitable medical device businesses. Beijing-based Dehaier said in February that it plans to ditch the medtech units to focus on its wearable sleep respiratory business. Today the company reported preliminary losses of -$36 million, or -$6.13 per share, on sales of $1.32 million for 2015, compared with profits of $1 million last year. Sales are slated to be off by -67.6% compared with 2014, Dehaier said. Full results are due to dro...
Source: Mass Device - April 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. Source Type: news

Intubating Ebola PatientsIntubating Ebola Patients
Video-assisted laryngoscopy is preferred over the direct method for intubating an Ebola patient while wearing personal protective equipment. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 19, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA: Verathon recall of video laryngoscope is Class I
The FDA today labeled a recall notice from Verathon for its GlideScope Titanium single-use video laryngoscope due to issues with potential video feed disruption. Class I recall designations, the agency’s most serious classification of recall, are used when there is a reasonable probability that product use could cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The GlideScope laryngoscope is designed to visualize the vocal cords and assist in the insertion of a tracheal tube used during other medical procedures. The device is being recalled due to a potential disruption in the video feed which may lead to delayed t...
Source: Mass Device - March 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Recalls Verathon Inc. Source Type: news

Class I Medical Device Recall: Verathon Inc. Recalls GlideScope Titanium Single-Use Video Laryngoscope Due to Potential Video Feed Disruption
Verathon Incorporated is recalling the GlideScope Titanium Single-Use Video Laryngoscope because of a potential disruption in the video feed from the camera in the laryngoscope blades to the monitor. A disrupted or unstable video image may lead to... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 18, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Central EMS Adds Cutting-Edge Intubation Technology to Forsyth County Ambulances
Central EMS has added video laryngoscopes to its ambulances to make it easier to open and maintain a patient’s airway in an emergency. The Intubrite devices have been placed in the seven ambulances that serve Forsyth County with 911 service through a partnership with the Forsyth County Fire Department. “In February, we held training with our paramedics and EMTs, and our team has been impressed with how the devices have increased visualization and can help improve intubation in the field,” Central EMS President Gary Coker said. “We are committed to serving the Forsyth County community with the most a...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 15, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Airway & Respiratory Industry News Source Type: news

Study Shows Video Laryngoscopes Improve Intubation Success Rates
This study represents an EMS system’s intubation experience before and after implementing a video laryngoscope. Prior to the implementation, while using only direct laryngoscopy (DL), their first pass success (FPS) rate was 44% and their overall intubation success rate was 64%. The service recognized their performance was below their goal, and with close medical director oversight, attempted to improve by switching from DL to video laryngoscopy (VL). They chose King Vision because of the quality of view it provided of the cords and usability as measured by paramedic preference during a cadaver lab. VL proficiency was...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - March 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Videolaryngoscope in Teaching Neonatal Endotracheal IntubationVideolaryngoscope in Teaching Neonatal Endotracheal Intubation
Residents learning neonatal endotracheal intubation (ETI) had higher success rates but longer duration to successful intubation with a videolaryngoscope (VL) rather than a classic laryngoscope, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 16, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Single-Use Laryngoscope has one-piece, all-in-one design.
SURE-SCOPE® is made from reinforced nylon and comes out of its package sterile and ready to use; no additional parts or assembly is required. All-in-one design, featuring built-in LED light source, eliminates reprocessing time and reduces cross-contamination risk in medical settings, while one-piece construction promotes safety and reliability. Offered in various sizes, blades support>40 lb of force. Disposable product also has ergonomically designed handle (width and grip). This story is related to the following:Medical Instruments (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - January 14, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Can Ultrasound Replace Laryngology for Assessing Vocal Fold Function?Can Ultrasound Replace Laryngology for Assessing Vocal Fold Function?
Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasonography (TLUSG) should not be considered an alternative to flexible fiber optic laryngoscopy when assessing vocal fold function before and after thyroid or parathyroid surgery, according to new research. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - December 10, 2015 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Medtronic Acquires Aircraft Medical For $110M
In a move to expand its portfolio of respiratory care products, Medtronic announced the acquisition of Edinburgh, Scotland-based Aircraft Medical in a $110 million cash-only deal. Aircraft Medical specializes in the manufacture of video laryngoscopes, a device that simplifies challenging intubations. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - November 19, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +3 | The top 3 medtech stories for November 18, 2015
Say hello to MassDevice +3, a bite-sized view of the top three medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 3 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry.   3. Gynesonics tops off $46m round Gynesonics said the $2.9 million it just added to its coffers closed out a funding round totaling $46 million. The round was led by USP Group’s Novit Ventures and included Endeavour Vision, Abingworth, HealthCrest, InterWest Partners, Advanced Technology Ve...
Source: Mass Device - November 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 3 Source Type: news

Medtronic buys Aircraft Medical for $110m
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it paid $110 million in cash to acquire video laryngoscope maker Aircraft Medical. Edinburgh-based Aircraft’s handheld McGrath laryngoscopes are designed to facilitate intubation by anesthesiologists and critical care providers, Medtronic said. “Aircraft Medical’s offerings complement our portfolio, helping us further our commitment to reducing incidents and potential complications from respiratory compromise globally. The company’s laryngoscopes will play an important role in our airways portfolio as we develop and provide meaningful innovations that i...
Source: Mass Device - November 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Mergers & Acquisitions Aircraft Medical Anesthesia Medtronic Source Type: news

An In-Depth Guide to Video Laryngoscopes
Video laryngoscopy is no longer a luxury. An increasing number of services are deploying the devices due to a closer scrutiny on prehospital airway management and the cost of video laryngoscopes becoming more affordable. But, with the variety of devices now available, how can you choose a model that meets your needs? All video laryngoscopes aren’t the same—each comes with different strengths and weaknesses. Plus, some require providers to use a different technique during intubation than they would use with a traditional laryngoscope. Individual providers should be prepared to use these devices in case of airway...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 2, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael Steuerwald, MD Tags: Product Reviews Airway & Respiratory Operations Equipment Gear Special Topics Patient Care Source Type: news