Internal and Emergency Medicine

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 139–143 | Cite as

Optical and video laryngoscopes for emergency airway management

  • John C. SaklesEmail author
  • Ross Rodgers
  • Samuel M. Keim
EM - Original


Direct laryngoscopy for airway management was introduced into clinical medicine almost 70 years ago and is still the dominant modality. The recent development of video and optical laryngoscopy could be the most important change in this paradigm. This paper examines state of the art devices and makes recommendations regarding specific advantages they advance for the field of emergency medicine.


Airway management Videoscopes Emergency medicine EMS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Sakles
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ross Rodgers
    • 1
  • Samuel M. Keim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineThe University of Arizona College of MedicineTucsonUSA

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