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What's the Harm? - December 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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Centurion Medical Products FlexView Articulating Video Laryngoscope This innovative new device is the only articulating video laryngo- scope on the market. It articulates from 45 degrees up to 115 degrees, compared with the 60- degree angle found on most com- peting rigid video laryngoscopes. Any video laryngoscope provides excellent views of the glottis, but placing the endotracheal tube can prove difficult. The articulation on this device helps solve that issue. You insert the scope, and articulate the blade as you focus on the uvula and work through unique airway anatomy. When the glottis comes into view, you slide the endotra- cheal tube through a pre-lubricated channel built into the side of the blade. The tube goes exactly where you're looking. While using the FlexView on a difficult airway model at the Centurion booth, the artic- ulation really helped me access the airway and place the endotracheal tube right where I intended. The device took some getting used to — I had a tendency to go too deep initially — but I bet the average provider could get up to speed after a few intubations. The FlexView runs on 2 CR123 lithium-ion 3-volt batteries. Company reps said the price of the scope has not yet been determined ahead of a scheduled launch early next year. centurionmp.com 5 2 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 5 z NEW ANGLE The FlexView from Centurion Medical Products makes it easy to place the endotracheal tube.

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