The Mallampati Score is a grading system based on the visualisation of the pharyngeal structures during laryngoscopy.
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Why direct laryngoscopy is scheduled for termination.
The Miller laryngoscope is a straight blade designed to obtain a view of the vocal cords by directly lifting the epiglottis. It has useful application in ‘floppy’ airways making it popular within paediatric anaesthesia
the advent of video laryngoscopy has led to some experts stating that it should be considered 'standard of care' (a loaded term) or at least best practice, this had led to vigorous and sometimes heated debate, especially in the emergency medicine community
Direct laryngoscopy is the use of the laryngoscope to visualise the vocal cords (larynx) under direct vision, usually to facilitate endotracheal intubation.
If the light on the laryngoscope fails, clean contact between blade and handle, check bulb is screwed in place securely. If this fails, use a spoon
Dr John Hinds debating in favour of the use of direct laryngoscopy in the prehospital setting at SMACCFORCE 2015 in Chicago, USA.