Deploying the Video Laryngoscope into a Ground EMS System

Dr Brian Burns (left) and Dr Karel Habig teaching on King Vision VL

Dr Brian Burns (left) and Dr Karel Habig teaching on King Vision VL

Very interesting article this month in JEMS on deploying the King Vision VL into a ground EMS in Texas, USA.

Deploying the Video Laryngoscope into a Ground EMS system

this article demonstrates positive results after introduction of the King Vision VL and argues it performs better than traditional DL.

There was an earlier article this year that seemed to indicate the exact opposite!

Comparison of Success Rates between Two Video Laryngoscope Systems Used in a Prehospital Clinical Trial

This August article from JEMS argues that King Vision VL is easier to train/learn and improves 1st pass success vs DL. They indicate that in their Texan EMS they have moved to a VL first attempt protocol with DL as backup…interesting. We shall see how this pans out!

2 Comments
  1. Interesting. Whilst a fan of the KV on cost basis (if in market for a VL that is), it still suffers from different technique to DL, usual problems of hyperabgulated blade and good view not translating to tube delivery (unless aware of nuance). And it’s BULKY – not good for kids, small mouths (eg CREST) etc.

    I must ask Sudney HEMS how they’ve found it in these sort of populations…

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