Comparison of Conventional GlideScope to Single-Use GlideScope Cobalt for Orotracheal Intubation
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Patients presenting for elective surgery requiring orotracheal intubation will be randomized to being intubated with either the conventional (reusable) GlideScope videolaryngoscope or the single-use GlideScope videolaryngoscope. The primary outcome is time to intubation.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Any patient who is ≥ 18 yrs. coming for elective surgery.
Endotracheal tube is indicated for the procedure in the opinion of the attending anesthesiologist.
Any operator who has performed ≥ 10 GlideScope intubations.
Any patient in whom the use of the GlideScope is contraindicated in the opinion of the attending anesthesiologist.
Any patient with cervical spine abnormalities.
Any patients with known or probable difficult airways (this rare occurrence is unlikely to be evenly distributed between the groups and could skew the data).