Video Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy in adult patients

Expiry Date
: 26/06/2029
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This review compares video laryngoscopy (VL) and direct laryngoscopy (DL) in adult patients with difficult airways during emergency intubation, highlighting VL's advantages like better glottic visibility and higher first-pass success rates but also noting its limitations and the need for further research.

Keywords: video laryngoscopy; direct laryngoscopy; emergency room; difficult airways

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:
The article educates on the methodologies and efficacy of video laryngoscopy (VL) versus direct laryngoscopy (DL) in emergency intubation, highlighting VL's advantages and limitations, and emphasizing the need for further research.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Understand the differences and benefits of video laryngoscopy (VL) versus direct laryngoscopy (DL).
  2. Improve decision-making in emergency intubation scenarios.
  3. Recognize the need for further research in intubation practices.


Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
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