Advanced Video Laryngoscopy
GlideScope® AVL System
The GlideScope AVL video laryngoscope system delivers the digital video technology and functionality physicians expect from advanced video laryngoscopy—available in single-use configurations.
When users need to get a tube placed quickly, they can count on the AVL to provide a consistently clear, real-time view of the airway, enabling quick intubation.
- Ideal for difficult and unpredictable airways; convenient for routine airways
- Provides a consistently clear view, enabling quick intubation in unpredictable conditions
- Operational in seconds
- Optimized for demanding OR, ED, and ICU settings
GlideScope AVL Models
for both difficult and routine airways
improves your view of the glottis
with a rapid heating profile to minimize lens fogging
with anti-reflective screen
with snapshot capability
blade sizes available for infant to morbidly obese
The GlideScope AVL Solution
6 SINGLE-USE SIZES
The AVL system offers 6 single-use STAT sizes for patients from preterm to large adult.
Have a great view, but can’t get the endotracheal tube in? Use our GlideRite Stylets to lift the tube vertically and successfully intubate. GlideRite Stylets complement the unique angle of GlideScope instruments to help facilitate quick placement of an endotracheal tube and to help reduce patient trauma.
GLIDESCOPE VIDEO MONITOR
Get a better airway view for the entire team with a large, full color monitor. Improve training and document intubation results with features such as snapshot, video recording and onboard tutorial.
GlideScope® AVL Components
- Digital, DVD-quality 6.4 inch color monitor
- Reusable video baton; choice of preterm/small child baton or adult baton
- Designed for preterm to large adult
- Choice of 6 sizes (0, 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4)
- Choice of mobile stand or IV pole mount
- Information and Training Pack
- GlideScope AVL In-service CD
- Operations & Maintenance Manual
- Quick Reference Cards
- Quick Start
- 4-Step Tips & Techniques
- GlideScope AVL In-service CD
- Video baton cradle for convenience and protection
- Educational Materials
- GlideRite® Stylet
- Mobile cart basket
- Optional in-service session to train staff
- One-year standard warranty
- Single-Use Stats*
- Designed for preterm/small child to large adult
- Choice of 6 sizes (0, 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 4)
- Supplied in sterile packaging
- Offering in box of 10
*The distinctive rounded top indicates the stat is a high-quality Verathon product. The square shape of the handle is the trade dress of Verathon.
GlideScope® AVL Tutorials
GlideScope AVL 4-Step Intubation Technique
GlideScope AVL Demonstration
GlideScope AVL FAQ
What is unique about the GlideScope blade angle?*
Our signature GlideScope angle is designed to follow the natural anatomy of a patient’s airway to eliminate any manipulation required to the patient’s head or neck to successfully intubate. The GlideScope angle is particularly helpful when intubating patients with neck injuries.
Who should I contact if my GlideScope needs servicing?
To speak with a Verathon representative about servicing your GlideScope product, contact your local customer service team.
What patients can GlideScope be used on?
Verathon offers a full range of video laryngoscopy equipment. Whether you are working with pediatric, obese or routine airways, we have a GlideScope solution.
Can we use GlideScope on patients with infections?
Yes; we offer single-use options for our AVL, Ranger and Titanium Systems. After use, the blade or stat can be disposed of and the reusable portion of the system (video baton, cable, monitor, etc) can be cleaned in accordance to the Operation and Maintenance Manual.
How is the GlideScope different from a direct laryngoscope?
When using the GlideScope, a direct line of sight to the glottis is not required. GlideScope blades have a signature hyper-angulated blade that allows visualization of the larynx with little manipulation of the pharyngeal anatomy.** As a result, intubation may be less stressful to the patient and eliminate unnecessary trauma to the airway.
I am traveling abroad for a medical mission. Does Verathon loan devices for this type of field work?
Yes; Verathon offers short term loaners for practitioners traveling for medical missions. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the proper technique for intubating a patient with GlideScope?
We teach customers to follow a simple, four-step technique when intubating with GlideScope:
- Looking directly into the patient’s mouth and with the GlideScope in the left hand, introduce the video laryngoscope into the midline of the oral pharynx
- With the laryngoscope inserted, look to the monitor to identify the epiglottis, then manipulate the scope to obtain the best glottic view
- Looking directly into the patient’s mouth, not at the screen, carefully guide the distal tip of the tube into position near the tip of the laryngoscope, and
- Look to the monitor to complete the intubation;
gently rotate or angle the tube to redirect as needed.
Can GlideScope be used on both difficult and routine airways?
Yes, GlideScope video laryngoscopes are designed to be used in routine and difficult airways.
What is GlideScope?
GlideScope is a video laryngoscope system.
Does the GlideScope have a warranty?
Yes; all systems come with a standard 1-year manufacturer warranty. For more information, contact Verathon’s Customer Service team.
What are some techniques for using the GlideRite Stylet?
Here are a few tips for using the GlideRite Stylet:
1. When inserting stylet/ETT, remember to look in the patients’ mouth to introduce the ETT/Stylet. When this is done, typically the tip of the tube will come into view on the video monitor. Hug the tongue as you advance the ETT and Stylet to keep them anterior, they will move towards the glottis vs. the esophagus.
2. When placing the stylet/ETT in the mouth, there are two options. You can go in parallel to the blade and place the tip at the base of the patient’s tongue, or perpendicular (at 3:00) (from the side, like an oral airway)…then once it comes into view of the camera rotate it midline (12:00), THEN advance toward glottic opening.
3. To aid in the passage of the ETT, or if the ETT still going to the esophagus, withdraw the stylet with your thumb (using the handle of the Rigid Stylet), then gently advance the ETT .
4. Use the Stylet to your advantage. Back the ETT/Stylet out from the oral cavity, lift them up (elevate) to the ceiling (if going towards esophagus) or give them a key-turn (twist) to the left or right (if caught on arytenoids).
What are some techniques for using the GlideRite DLT Stylet?
Here are a few tips for using the GlideRite DLT Stylet:
- Load the GlideRite DLT Stylet into the double-lumen tube through the bronchial lumen. Do not permit the stylet to extend past the distal end of the tube.
- Rotate the double-lumen tube in order to secure the tracheal lumen on the positioning pin. This changes the natural bend of the tube. The bronchial tip should now aim posteriorly while the tracheal channel is aimed anteriorly.
- Place the DLT Stylet and tube at the glottic opening with the tracheal lumen facing anteriorly and the bronchial lumen pointing down the trachea. Retract the stylet 5–6 cm (2–3 3/8 in) with the tracheal lumen facing anteriorly and the bronchial lumen pointing down the trachea as it advances.
- Completely remove the DLT Stylet and proceed with the intubation using your preferred technique and experience.
How do you recommend cleaning, disinfecting, or sterilizing GlideScope?
Cleaning and disinfecting the GlideScope system is an important part of using and maintaining the system. Prior to each use, ensure that each system component has been cleaned, disinfected, or sterilized according to guidance provided in the Operations and Maintenance Manual.
The availability and regulatory compliance of the cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization products provided in this manual vary by region; ensure that you select products in accordance with your local laws and regulations.