GlideScope Titanium Spectrum Single-Use
More of the light you want, less of the light you don’t
GlideScope® Titanium Spectrum Single-Use System
GlideScope Titanium Spectrum Single-Use video laryngoscopes combine fully disposable low profile blades with the latest advancements in lighting and camera technology.
With the Spectrum system, six blade sizes enable quick intubations across a wide range of patient types, weight ranges, and clinical settings. The LoPro blades offer the signature GlideScope blade angulation with an ergonomic handle design and cover a patient range from 1.5kg to large adult. The MAC blades extend system flexibility, incorporating the look and feel of traditional MAC blades with the confidence of a GlideScope.
Spectrum also incorporates Dynamic Light ControlTM to automatically adjust visible brightness of the vocal cords and maximize image quality. Ambient Light ReductionTM removes nonessential light in the image to help you focus on the visualization of the anatomy that matters.
Connect the Spectrum LoPro and MAC single-use blades to our GlideScope Video Monitor with the GlideScope Spectrum Smart Cable, an innovative delivery system that converts images to video via miniaturized electronic components housed in a titanium casing.
- Our thinnest Single-Use GlideScope blades ever
- Choice of 4 single-use LoPro blades: LoPro S1, S2, S3 & S4
- MAC-style video laryngoscope blades for a wide range of clinical preferences available in two sizes: MAC S3 & S4
- Adult Spectrum blades designed to match Titanium Reusable blades in form and function
Titanium Spectrum Single-Use Models
designed for added control and comfort
improves your view of the glottis
for improved maneuverability and working space
Dynamic Light Control
Enables a 166% increase in visible brightness of the vocal cords - maximizing image quality.
Ambient Light Reduction
29% reduction in lighting around the edge of the image.
Increase Patient Population
Offering the widest selection of single-use video laryngoscopes on the market.
designed for conventional technique
helps prevent blood and secretions from obstructing your view
for a wide range of clinical needs
The GlideScope Titanium Spectrum Single-Use Solution
6 SINGLE-USE SIZES
The LoPro S1, S2, S3 and S4 combine the performance of a GlideScope blade with the convenience of a disposable instrument. The DirectView MAC S3 and S4 provide the familiarity of a Macintosh-style blade with the confidence of a GlideScope
GLIDESCOPE SPECTRUM SMART CABLE
Discover a more elegant and versatile clinical solution with our exclusive GlideScope Spectrum Smart Cable, which images to video via miniaturized electronics in a titanium casing
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® Titanium Spectrum Single-Use Components
- Choice of two (2) single-use video laryngoscope options:
- Low-profile GlideScope angled blades—LoPro S1, S2, S3 and S4
- DirectView MAC blades for indirect and direct views–DVM S3 and S4
- GlideScope Spectrum Smart Cable
- Digital, full-color 6.4-inch video monitor that runs on internal batteries or AC power, and includes:
- Power adapter and cable
- Onboard video tutorial
- Choice of premium cart, mobile stand or IV pole mount
- Educational Materials
- In-Service USB Flash Drive containing the following:
- Operations & Maintenance Manual
- Quick reference cards
- 4-Step Technique video tutorial
- Optional HDMI-to-DVI cable
- In-service session to train staff
- One-year standard warranty
GlideScope Titanium Spectrum Single-Use FAQ
Why is the cable called a “Smart Cable”?
The Smart Cable features all of the electronics or “smarts” needed to convert the camera image to the monitor. In order to design a low-profile blade for Titanium Spectrum Single-Use, we removed the electronics typically found in the blade and miniaturized the components and housed them in a titanium casing on the cable.
With which blades can the video cable be used?
The video cable can be used with any Titanium Reusable blades. To use Titanium Spectrum Single-Use blades, a Smart Cable must be used. The Smart Cable contains the electronics that process the video data captured by the blade. A separate cable is required for Single-Use versus Reusable because the reusable system video electronics are located within the laryngoscope blade itself
What blade sizes are available for the Titanium Spectrum Single-Use systems?
Titanium Spectrum Single-Use LoPro blades are available in sizes 1, 2, 3 and 4. Titanium Spectrum Single-Use DirectView MAC blades are available in sizes 3 and 4. All are compatible with AVL/GVM monitors.
Can GlideScope Titanium blades be used with GlideScope AVL systems?
Yes; the Titanium Reusable and Spectrum Single-Use blades are compatible with GlideScope AVL and GVM Monitors.
What is unique about the GlideScope blade angle?
Our signature GlideScope angle is designed to follow the natural anatomy of a patients’ airway to eliminate manipulation required to the patients 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 PGVL, 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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.