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Not all Video laryngoscopes are the same

Bougie

Hi! first here is the open access article on technical comparison of 4 video laryngoscopes:

The comparison of the technical parameters in endotracheal intubation devices: the Cmac, the Vividtrac, the McGrath Mac and the Kingvision

This was sparked off by a twitter discussion recently about Ambulance Victoria adopting the McGrath Mac

 

 

The allure of combination VL/DL devices is such that Mcgrath Mac has become a first choice for several prehospital services in Australia, especially here in my state of Queensland! But as you can read from the open access article , it is not as good as others in terms of light source intensity and screen resolution. Sure its cheaper than the CMAC which is best overall in this article testing. So I dont buy this arguement that you get the best of both worlds in combination VL/DL devices. In fact you can get far less of both worlds!

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