Question 26.3

What device is shown below? When is it used and what are its design features which make it suitable for use?

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College Answer

Name: Glidescope (but mention of a video assisted laryngoscope would be sufficient), used in the setting of a difficult intubation for improved visualization of the cords.

Design features: a specifically angled laryngoscope with an integrated camera allowing direct visualization(via external monitor) of the cords.


Though the C-MAC is the local favourite, one should at least be able to recognise the Glidescope. There is no Engadget review for these products, but LITFL do a damn good job.


Cooper, Richard M., et al. "Early clinical experience with a new videolaryngoscope (GlideScope®) in 728 patients." Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 52.2 (2005): 191-198.

Cavus, Erol, et al. "The C-MAC videolaryngoscope: first experiences with a new device for videolaryngoscopy-guided intubation." Anesthesia & Analgesia 110.2 (2010): 473-477.