Every DL should be a VL
Using video laryngoscopy for standard laryngoscopies leads to improved glottic views and higher frequency of first attempt intubations.
As a traditional laryngoscope
– the handle offers high intensity LED illumination.
As a video laryngoscope
– the APA™ offers improved line-of-sight visualisation (up to and including some Mallampati grade III).
As a difficult airway device
– a unique prism directs the line-of-sight around the anatomy. The blade is designed to assist in lifting the epiglottis for grade III and IV cases. The built-in tracheal tube channel assists the ETT into the laryngeal opening.
As a teaching tool
– the video connection port allows connection to an external monitor or a video transfer/recording device as an effective teaching aid for novice users and trainees.
Utilising video laryngoscopy can improve first time intubation compared to standard intubations.3 Video assisted intubation can be 5 times less likely to perform an oesophageal intubation.3
There are a number of benefits associated with VL over DL intubations:
- Improved Cormack-Lehane views4
- Superior viewing angle compared to direct line of sight5
- Improved view of anatomical structural that are normally difficult or impossible to observe5,6
- Improved visibility of the ETT’s passing through the cords5
- Enhanced training by observing the procedure via the screen or an external monitor5
- Straight line of sight, is no longer required5
“The video laryngoscope by Venner Medical is excellently designed to the last detail and thus turns a technical device into a medical tool that is easy to understand in everyday use. It makes sensitive use of modern technology and merges it with carefully selected materials in order not only to respond to the expectations and ergonomic demands of both patients and medical staff but to exceed them”
Statement by the jury
The APATM, inspired and designed by clinicians, is an all-in-one device for both routine and rescue airways that offers interchangeable Macintosh and Difficult Airway blades.
The APATM as an effective difficult airway tool that has:
- the advantage of being intuitive for those familiar with direct laryngoscopy.1,7
- a novel guiding mechanism to facilitate difficult intubations.7,8
- a curved angulated blade to ‘look around the corner.8
- faster and more successful intubation versus direct laryngoscopy1
APA™ MAC Blade Insertion
APA™ DAB & U-DAB Blade Insertion
- Butchart A.G. et al. Acad Emerg Med, Jul 2011; 18(7): 692-698.
- Niforopoulou P. et al. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand, 2010; 54(9):1050-1061.
- Nouruzi-Sedeh P. et al. Anethesiology, 2009; 110(1): 32-37.
- Zaouter C. et al. BJA, 114(2): 181-183.
- DuCanto J.C et al. Anesthesiology News, 2013; Guide to Airway Management: Special report.
- White P.F. et al. Anesthesiology News, 2011; Video Laryngoscopy: A debate.
- Hodd J. et al. ASA, 2010; The A.P. Advance laryngoscope V Glidescope in High-fidelity simulator.
- Zampone S. et al. Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharm, 2015; 31(1): 134-136.