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Verathon’s Handheld Video Laryngoscope, GlideScope Go 2, Now Certified for Stringent EMS Environments


Designed for Urgent and Critical Situations Where Every Second Counts

February 13, 2024 (Bothell, WA) — Verathon®, a global leader in airway management solutions, today announced that its latest innovation in handheld video laryngoscopes, GlideScope® Go™ 2, is certified to the IEC 60601-1-12:2014 standard. Compliance with this certification emphasizes GlideScope Go 2’s reliability and resilience in the challenging pre-hospital environments where Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals operate. This ensures paramedics and emergency responders have swift access to high-quality intubation tools during urgent and critical airway management procedures where every second counts.


This certification confirms that GlideScope Go 2 meets the demanding requirements for medical electrical equipment in EMS settings, including helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, and road ambulances. The certification is critical in ensuring safety, performance, and resilience thanks to rigorous vibration and shock testing, simulating real-world conditions amidst the pressures of pre-hospital emergency environments.


“As GlideScope Go 2 has proven its worth with resounding success in critical healthcare environments like Operating Rooms and Emergency Departments, we are excited to extend the capabilities of the GlideScope Go 2 into the hands of Emergency Medical Services providers.” said Parimal Shah, Senior Vice President of the Visualization Business Unit. “This certification is a testament to our dedication continuing to provide healthcare professionals with the tools they need for urgent and critical situations, enabling first-pass success1,2,3 during airway management.”


Compact yet powerful, the GlideScope Go 2 with Spectrum QC seamlessly embodies the performance and assurance of the GlideScope brand in a handheld design. Featuring cutting-edge magnetic QuickConnect™ technology for swift and secure connections, it empowers clinicians to focus more intently on patient care.


The GlideScope Go 2 handheld video laryngoscope is available in the US. More information about Go 2 and the entire Verathon portfolio of airway management products can be found at


About Verathon

Verathon is a global medical device company focused on supporting customers by being their trusted partner, delivering high-quality products that endure over time and ensure clinical and economic utility. Two areas where Verathon has significantly impacted patient care, and become the market leader in each, are airway management and bladder volume measurement. The company’s GlideScope video laryngoscopy and BFlex bronchoscopy solutions and its BladderScan portable ultrasound products effectively address unmet needs for healthcare providers. Verathon, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, is headquartered in Bothell, Washington, and has international subsidiaries in Canada, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit


1. Michael J., et al. “Comparison of Video Laryngoscopy Versus Direct Laryngoscopy During Urgent Endotracheal Intubation: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Critical Care Medicine 43.3 (2014): 636-641.
2. Aziz, Michael F., et al. “First-attempt intubation success of video laryngoscopy in patients with anticipated difficult direct laryngoscopy: a multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing the C-MAC D-blade versus the GlideScope in a mixed provider and diverse patient population.” Anesthesia & Analgesia 122.3 (2016): 740-750.
3. Park R, Peyton JM, Fiadjoe JE, Hunyady AI, Kimball T, Zurakowski D, Kovatsis PG; PeDI Collaborative Investigators; PeDI collaborative investigators. The efficacy of GlideScope® videolaryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy in children who are difficult to intubate: an analysis from the paediatric difficult intubation registry. Br J Anaesth. 2017 Nov 1;119(5):984-992. doi: 10.1093/bja/aex344. PMID: 29028952.


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