The McGRATH MAC EMS video laryngoscope combines direct and video laryngoscopy into a single device designed to handle the unique challenges of airway management.
Built tough for EMS and designed to reinforce paramedics’ direct laryngoscopy skills, the McGRATH MAC EMS video laryngoscope offers EMS providers an easy-to-implement solution to improve visualization and airway management.
Video laryngoscopy can assist paramedics by maximizing visualization of the airway. The slim, disposable airway blade provides greater maneuverability while reducing dental pressure and enabling both direct and indirect airway views2.
Use both direct visualization and video visualization in a single device for a tool that facilitates intubation. The camera angle of the McGRATH MAC EMS video laryngoscope shows anatomy that is too far anterior for direct viewing so you achieve an overall wider angle of vision and can more quickly respond. Help to reduce soft palate injury risks with the video screen’s portrait orientation, which helps eliminate blind spots and shows more of the soft palate during placement.
Place the McGRATH MAC EMS video laryngoscope using traditional Macintosh direct laryngoscope skills while the video view provides even greater visualization. The same placement technique as for a direct laryngoscope reduces training requirements while strengthening airway management skills.
The slim maneuverability of the regular McGRATH MAC blade helps it apply to most situations, while the more acute McGRATH X blade is also available. These optional sterile blades, with a smaller-diameter curvature, facilitate treatment of difficult-to-intubate patients with extreme anterior airways.
Compact, cable-free, and easy to carry, the McGRATH MAC EMS video laryngoscope is drop tested to two meters for shock- and damage-resistance. The fully immersible handle can be disinfected, while lithium battery power provides hours of operation.
1) Aziz M, Dillman D, Kirsch J, et al. Video Laryngoscopy with the Macintosh Video Laryngoscope in Simulated Prehospital Scenarios by Paramedic Students. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2009:13:251-255.
2) DuCanto J, Higgins M. Direct and Video Laryngoscopy Using the McGRATH MAC Enhanced Direct Laryngoscope. A Special Report. Anesthesiology News. Aug.2013.
3) Guyette F, Farrell K, Carlson J, et al. Comparison of Video Laryngoscopy and Direct Laryngoscopy in a Critical Care Transport Service. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013; Early Online:1-6.
McGRATH™ MAC EMS video laryngoscope:
1) is quicker than with a direct-only Macintosh laryngoscope in patients with cervical spine immobilization (4)
2) can reduce the number of intubation attempts and blade changes when used as a first-line device (4)
4) Shippey B, McGuire B, Dalton A. A comparison of the McGRATH video laryngoscope and the Macintosh laryngoscope in patients with cervical spine imobilisation.Anaesthesia. 2013:68; 883-886.
5) Capeck A, Thompson S, Young P, et al. Comparison of Macintosh and McGrath I a tertiary head and neck centre. Anaesthesia. 2013: 68; 883-886. (Abstract presented at the Annual Meeting of the Scottish Airway Group in Edinburgh, March 2013.) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/anae.12328/abstract
Studies show the McGRATH MAC EMS video laryngoscope improves the Cormack and Lehane grade of view compared to direct laryngoscopy.1,2 Gain video and direct views with a single device that relies on the traditional placement skills you already use.
1 DuCanto J, Higgins M. “Direct and Video Laryngoscopy Using the McGRATH MAC Enhanced Direct Laryngoscope. A Special Report.” Anesthesiology News. Aug.2013.
2 Cunningham V, Chrystie P, Erskine J. “The new McGRATH MAC 3 Videolaryngoscope. A case series of use in challenging airways.” Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
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1. Kleine-Brueggeney M, Greif R, Schoettker P, Savoldelli GL, Nabecker S, Theiler LG. Evaluation of six video laryngoscopes in 720 patients with a simulated difficult airway: a multicentre randomized controlled trial. Br J Anaesth.2016;116(5):670-9.
2. Shippey B, McGuire B, Dalton A. A comparison of the McGRATH video laryngoscope and the Macintosh laryngoscope in patients with cervical spine immobilization. Anaesthesia. 2013:68; 883-886.
3. Suzuki A, Tampo A, Inagaki Y, et al. Comparison of SUZY Forcepts/McGRATH MAC Video laryngoscope and Magill Forceps/Macintosh Laryngoscope for Foreign Body Removal-A Mannequin Study. American Society of Anesthesiologists. Oct.2014. Abstract.
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