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Built tough for EMS. Easy to use.

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.

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Key Benefits

Improve 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.

Obtain a wider view

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.

Reinforce existing skills

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.

Gain capability for extreme intubations

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.

Tough and durable

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 (5) 
2) can reduce the number of intubation attempts and blade changes when used as a first-line device (6)
5) 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.
6) 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

Key Features

Get a better view.

See how the McGRATH MAC EMS video laryngoscope can work for your team.

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An effective tool for anatomical variations

  • Simultaneous direct and indirect views
  • Quick placement even for patients with cervical spine trauma2
  • Macintosh and hyper-angulated sterile blades available
  • Vertically-oriented, portrait screen shows more soft palate to help reduce injury risk
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Quick and easy to use

  • Compact and cable-free for maximum portability
  • Uses the same placement skills as standard Macintosh laryngoscopes
  • Video guidance for challenging placement situations
  • Slim-line blade assists in quick removal of obstructions with Suzy forceps3
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Long-term performance

  • Steel-core alloy chassis and IPX7 rating
  • High durability through the most rugged work environments*
  • 250 minutes of battery life and minute-by-minute battery indication
  • Low-cost disposable, sterile blades in four Macintosh sizes and the X blade

1) is quicker than with a direct-only Macintosh laryngoscope in patients with cervical spine immobilization (5) 

*https://www.physio-control.com/uploadedFiles/Physio85/Contents/Emergency_Medical_Care/Products/PreHospital/3324134_A_LR.pdf

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See clearly every time

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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Sources

1Kleine-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.

2Shippey 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.

3Suzuki 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.