US-based Inscope Medical Solutions has launched a disposable laryngoscope, Inscope Direct, with integrated controllable suction for efficient intubation and improved outcomes.
Primarily intended for trauma intubations, the device is designed to maintain a clear view of the airway and avoid the requirement to switch between yankauer suction and endotracheal tube during the procedure.
The integrated suction featured in the device is intended to eliminate secretions to enable a clear view of vocal cords and easy endotracheal tube placement.
Inscope Direct also includes a built-in LED light source and two controllable suction inlets with an anti-clog design to remove existing secretions and those that reaccumulate.
Inscope Medical Solutions co-founder and chief medical officer Dr Mary Nan Mallory said: “It’s easy to use and the controllable suction in the mouth throughout procedures keeps the right hand free to focus on passing the endotracheal tube.
“Being able to easily suction while starting and throughout the intubation process is a game changer – it makes the first view a clear view, simplifying direct laryngoscopy every time.”
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Compatible with wall and powered portable suctions, the new laryngoscope connects to standard suction tubing and comes with MAC 3.5 blade size that is said to fit the majority of adults.
The firm is marketing Inscope Direct for planned and emergency intubations, where secretions could be problematic.
The laryngoscope is claimed to reduce the airway intubation time by approximately 50% in the presence of secretions.