Not all Video laryngoscopes are the same
Hi! first here is the open access article on technical comparison of 4 video laryngoscopes:
This was sparked off by a twitter discussion recently about Ambulance Victoria adopting the McGrath Mac
https://t.co/1fhXDtGzH1 support for videolaryngoscopy now rolling out in Ambulance Victoria
— Stephen Bernard (@AmbVicMedic) December 17, 2015
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!