Difficult intubation occurs in around 2% of routine anaesthetic cases while in the pre-hospital setting the rate is as high as 7% to 10%. Worldwide, up to 600 patients are estimated to die annually as a result of the complications that occur during tracheal intubation.2 Direct laryngoscopy is an effective method for securing the airway while video-assisted laryngoscopy provides an improved view of the glottis.
APA™ Video Laryngoscope is a multi-functional device designed to aid intubation for both routine and difficult airways.
As a traditional laryngoscope
The handle offers high intensity LED illumination.
As a video laryngoscope
APA™ offers improved line-of-sight visualization (up to and including some Mallampati grade III).
As a difficult airway device
A unique prism directs the line-of-sight around the anatomy. The blade is designed to assist in lifting the epiglottis for grade III and IV cases. The built-in tracheal tube channel assists the ETT into the laryngeal opening.
As a teaching tool
The video output allows connection to an external monitor or a video transfer/recording device as an effective teaching aid for novice users and trainees.