Safety & The Laryngoscopy Debate

Perhaps direct laryngoscopy (DL)  is becoming a dying art. Is this move in the name of safer airway management or does this represent a risk to patient care? In accepting video laryngoscopy as superior to direct laryngoscopy we have inadvertently facilitated a self fulfilling prophecy and are potentially witnessing a loss of an essential skill. To 'own the airway' we must be skilled in executing our Plan A, B & C. Our choice for Plan A does not replace the need to be very skilled for our Plan B & C. Check out the video...

 



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