Inscope Medical Solutions, a company based in Jeffersonville, Indiana, just announced its Inscope Direct, a laryngoscope with built-in suction capability. This is apparently the first device to integrate controllable suction within a laryngoscope, avoiding having the physician to switch between yankauer suction and advancing the endotracheal tube. This can help speed up patient intubation, particularly benefiting in emergencies.
The device includes two suction inlets that together prevent clogging by making it easy for secretions and blood to pass through and away from the vocal chords. It works with standard tubing and can be connected to either wall or portable suction.
The Inscope Direct is disposable, helping to avoid transfer of infections, but still features LED illumination to provide a view of the relevant anatomy.
“Using the Inscope Direct is addicting. 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,” said Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Mary Nan Mallory. “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.”
Here’s a promo video for the new Inscope Direct:
Via: Inscope Medical…