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Yesarek's picture
by on Tue, 2016-11-22 20:15

Dear DAS members
DAS is currently working on these new guidelines and we would like to invite your comments on the following topics
1) Your difficulties if any in procuring videolaryngoscope (VL)
2) Your choice of VL and why?
3) Did you have any delays or rejections because of your hospital infection control?
You can post your responses here and you can also writes to me on my email [email protected]
Past Secretary DAS

Yesarek's picture
by on Thu, 2017-01-12 21:04

Dear DAS members
Thank you for all the questions to my email address and the tweets.
Thanks for your continued support and interest.
Please keep them coming!

jdasan's picture
by on Sun, 2017-05-21 23:10

I am the airway lead at King's College Hospital, London.
My trust is unhappy about the way reusable Macintosh laryngoscpe handles are beeing cleaned and wiped with Tristel.
What isthe advice from  DAS to set  the best paratice on this matter?
Jay Dasan
My phone 07951601043
[email protected]

Yesarek's picture
by on Fri, 2017-06-02 09:36

Dear Jaydasan
Thank you for your enquiry.
Laryngoscope handles are a significant source of cross contamination and are ideally disposed off after use. Reusable handles cleaned manually can still carry residual debris because of performance variability of individuals carrying out the cleaning. We recommend that the laryngoscope handles are best disposed off and are single use. 
There is considerable evidence to support this recommendation.

Netke's picture
by on Wed, 2018-05-02 16:52

Hi Krish,
I always have this dilemma about documenting the view of VL. Is there a more accepted way of documentation?
I document which VL was used , size of the blade and view .. is that sufficient ?
Bhagyashree Netke