Jacobs Journal of Anesthesiology and Research

C-Mac Videolaryngoscope: A Patient Safety Device and Teaching Tool?

Published on: 2015-03-23


The fundamental responsibility of the anesthesiologists in the teaching hospitals is to teach direct laryngoscopy and intubation a new resident or a novice student. The instructor and the trainee cannot share patient’s direct laryngoscopic view while intubating with traditional Macintosh laryngoscopes without great effort and questionable reliability. This is significant source of anxiety for the attending anesthesiologist while teaching direct laryngoscopy and intubation to a trainee. The traditional relationship between attending anesthesiologist and a novice student while performing laryngoscopy and intubation involves blinded verbal feedback to the trainee and/or the instructor “looking over the shoulder” to share the view of the airway.