The FDA has declared the recall of a Verathon video laryngoscopy system is Class I, the most serious kind. Verathon’s GlideScope Core OneTouch smart cable is designed to offer views of the airway and vocal cords for medical procedures. The system’s Core OneTouch smart cable is used to connect the GlideScope spectrum single-use video laryngoscopes and […]
Verathon Inc. yesterday announced the launch of its portable GlideScope Go video laryngoscope. The Bothell, Wash.-based company’s device is a portable, high-res system for clinicians to use in hospital and pre-hospital settings. The display was designed for improved visualization and first-pass intubation, Verathon said. The unit is compatible with GlideScope Spectrum single-use blades for patients […]
The FDA today labeled a recall notice from Verathon for its GlideScope Titanium single-use video laryngoscope due to issues with potential video feed disruption. Class I recall designations, the agency’s most serious classification of recall, are used when there is a reasonable probability that product use could cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The […]
U.S. healthcare authorities put their highest-risk stamp on a recall by Verathon Inc., judging that the crack-prone blades in Verathon’s GlideScope GVL video laryngoscopes represent a risk to patients.
Veathon late last year recalled certain lots of its reusable laryngoscope blades after finding that they may be prone to cracks and breaks that could harm patients if left in the mouth or throat.
Medical device maker Verathon Inc. recalled certain lots of its reusable laryngoscope blades after finding that they may be prone to cracks and breaks that may leave pieces in a patients mouth where they may be swallowed or block the airway.
The blades in question belong to the company’s GlideScope GVL video laryngoscopes, designed to provide a "consistently clear, real-time view of the patient’s airway, enabling quick intubation," according to the company’s website.