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Worse outcomes with video laryngoscopy in ICU

Worse outcomes with video laryngoscopy in ICU

When used in intensive care units, video laryngoscopy did not improve the chances of successful intubation on the first try, compared with direct laryngoscopy, and was associated with a significantly higher risk of severe life-threatening complications, researchers reported. The view during video laryngoscopy can also create a cognitive blind spot: laryngoscopists may fail to abort a laryngoscopy attempt in a timely manner because they have such a clear view of the larynx.

CriticalCare.news
November 11, 2018