Video laryngoscopy - the past, present and future

Laryngoscopy has come a long way since the advent of the first laryngoscope some 120 years ago. From the initial direct techniques, laryngoscopy advanced through an era of flexible fibre-optic video laryngoscopes, followed by the more highly developed transition scopes, before the arrival at the end of 2000 of the first commercially available true video laryngoscope – GlideScope® – offering camera-on-blade technology. The World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM), held on the 14th November 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, saw Verathon host the GlideScope Symposium. Chaired by Dr I Ahmad, Consultant Anesthetist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, the event provided the opportunity to learn m


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