Evaluation: Verathon GlideScope Titanium Video Laryngoscope

June 27, 2018 | Evaluations & Guidance


  • The GlideScope Titanium is a cart-based video laryngoscope with reusable blades that is used to support intubation by providing a clear, unobstructed view of the airway and vocal cords.
  • The GlideScope Titanium consists of the following:

    • GlideScope video monitor
      • Includes video laryngoscope display:
        • Size: 16.3 cm (6.4 in), measured diagonally; display is oriented horizontally
        • Resolution: 640 × 480 pixels
        • Brightness: 600 cd/m2
      • Has internal battery, which will power the display for up to 90 minutes
      • Connects to mains power via power adapter and cable
      • Connects to laryngoscope blade via video cable and batons
      • Typically mounted on a cart or IV pole (see list of optional components below)
      • Weight: 1.0 kg (2.2 lb)
      • Size: 17.5 × 22.4 × 7.9 cm (6.9 × 8.8 × 3.1 in)
      • Connections:
        • HDMI video output
        • USB output for recording of pictures and video clips to a connected USB drive
      • Video monitor is reusable, has an ingress protection rating of IP54, and does not need to be disinfected between each patient. However, it should be cleaned on a regular basis and if visibly soiled.
      • The GlideScope video monitor is also compatible with the GlideScope Spectrum Smart Cable and single-use blades as well as AVL video batons with GVL single-use blades. Note that the different types of cables and video batons are not interchangeable; each type of blade (Titanium, Spectrum, and GVL) requires a specific cable (or video baton).
    • Video Cable
      • Connects Titanium blades to GlideScope video monitor.
      • Length: 218.9 cm (86.2 in).
      • The Video Cable is reusable, has an ingress protection rating of IPX8, and should be subjected to low-level disinfection between each patient. It may also be subjected to high-level disinfection.
      • The Video Cable is not compatible with the GlideScope Ranger monitor.
    • Power adapter and power cable
    • Titanium blades
      • Reusable laryngoscope blades that connect to the GlideScope video monitor via the Video Cable and contain both the camera and the electronics that process the video data.
      • Titanium blades should be subjected to high-level disinfection between each patient. The expected life is three years or 3,000 cycles.

    Laryngoscope Blades Used with the GlideScope Titanium​ ​ ​ ​ Blade Patient Size  (kg) Style Max Width (cm, Location on Blade) Max Thickness (cm, Location on Blade) LoPro T3 10 to medium adult Hyperangulated,  nonchanneled 1.9, patient end of blade 1.1, camera LoPro T4 40 to large adult Hyperangulated, nonchanneled 2.4, patient end of blade 1.0, camera MAC T3 Medium adult Macintosh, nonchanneled 2.2, patient end of blade 1.3, patient end of blade MAC T4 Large adult Macintosh, nonchanneled 2.6,...

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