A problem in the larynx should be intubated early enough to prevent further complications in the respiratory tract. Everyone should take good care of their larynx since that is where their voices are made. If the larynx is damaged completely, the person loses their voice and becomes dumb. Before the advancement of technology, the physicians used to physically check the larynx of a sick patient by having them open their mouths wide. With the patients being under a lot of trauma during the procedure, some of the procedures were not successful and did not result in the correct diagnosis. As technology advanced, however, an improved intubating machine called the video laryngoscope was invented and it made life easier for both the patients and physicians. Let us check for of the benefits of using a video laryngoscope.
One of the advantages of using a video laryngoscope is that it has increased the number of patients who go for the procedure. Some of the patients who were diagnosed with a bit clogged airways were not allowed to undergo the laryngoscopy procedure due to the risk of further complications. However, when using the video laryngoscope, more patients are able to qualify since it is only the blades of video cameras that are placed inside through the nose or mouth. The visuals of the larynx are then displayed on the small monitor and the physician is able to examine the condition of the larynx. With this new machine, the intubation process is now easier, making more patients qualify for it.
Another benefit of using the video laryngoscope is that it guarantees success in the intubation procedure. The technology of the video laryngoscope can display clear images of the larynx and the surrounding area, hence giving the physicians a better chance of making the correct diagnosis, unlike the previous procedures whereby the images were blurred and resulted misdiagnosis.
In conclusion, the video laryngoscope are patient-friendly since they do not submit the patient’s trauma unlike the traditional procedures. When a patient is intubated using the video laryngoscope, the procedure is faster and less traumatizing when compared to the initial methods which were long and hectic. The patients, therefore, respond well and there is a success in the results. An increased number in the patients going for intubation has been observed due to the improved services and efficiency in hospitals. The video laryngoscope is additionally very easy to learn especially for physicians who started practicing before it’s invention and were only used to the previous methods of intubation procedures.