Verathon Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of imaging and respiratory medical devices, announced the launch of GlideScope Spectrum Single-Use video laryngoscopes.
The new Spectrum blades feature all-new Dynamic Light Control and Ambient Light Reduction technology, which actively optimizes image quality.
Dynamic Light Control automatically adjusts image brightness at the vocal cords during intubation.
Ambient Light Reduction eliminates excess light to further refine image quality.
“Image quality is a critical factor in successful intubation using video laryngoscopy,” says Tim Shauf, Vice President/General Manager of the Respiratory & Surgical Solutions business group at Verathon. “Getting a consistently clear view of the airway and vocal folds helps a clinician maneuver the endotracheal tube and confirm its proper placement.”
GlideScope Spectrum blades are designed to enable fast intubation in routine and difficult airways. They can be used in a wide range of clinical settings, including the Operating Room, Emergency Department, and Critical Care. The six new blades are available for patients from 1.5kg to morbidly obese.
“These new Spectrum instruments offer more GlideScope tools for the critical job of airway management,” said Verathon President Earl Thompson. “Dynamic Light Control produces a 166 percent brighter vocal cord image compared to our previous generation of single-use blades, and Ambient Light Reduction reduces nonessential around the image by 29 percent. We think clinicians will see a notable difference.”
The new product line features two signature blade styles, LoPro and MAC. LoPro S1, S2, S3, and S4 feature the signature GlideScope blade angle. The LoPro MAC S3 and S4 blades offer a streamlined Macintosh-style design.
Spectrum Single-Use blades are fully disposable, which can help reduce the potential for cross-contamination and assist infection control efforts in the healthcare environment.