Endoscopic Airway Equipment - Laryngoscopes
All of the information that you need to complete this workstation is in the notes and can be deduced by careful observation of the devices in front of you, but feel free to ask questions along the way! You can access a PDF of the notes, and come back to redo these quizzes at any time, by visiting:
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What to do
Work through these resources and questions, and refer to the equipment on display. Don't worry about getting all the questions right – you'll be able to review your answers, learn from them if necessary, and retake this exercise as many times as you like.

There are more than three types of laryngoscope displayed. Each operates in a different fashion. Examine them carefully, and then answer the questions below.

C-MAC video laryngoscope with Macintosh-shaped blade
C-MAC D-blades with Pocket Monitors (old on left, new on right)
McGrath Series 5 video laryngoscope in use
Airtraq optical laryngoscope (in use and opened to show lenses)
Which if these devices make use of fibreoptics? *
1 point
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Which of these devices use video cameras to produce an image? *
1 point
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What type of lenses can you see in the Airtraq? *
1 point
What blade shape does the C-MAC with Pocket Monitor (black handle, large screen) have? *
1 point
What blade shape does the Airtraq have? *
1 point
All of these devices use an LED as their light source. Advantages of LEDs for endoscopic devices include: *
1 point
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These devices use different approaches to infection control. Which of the following is true? *
1 point
Think about the physics and geometry of intubation. Which blade shape do you think requires the most force to obtain an view of the vocal cords in a patient with a large tongue?
1 point
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