Vie Scope Stats
A study was conducted to evaluate the Vie Scope’s role in placing an endotracheal tube by paramedic wearing full personal protective equipment (PPE). In this study, the paramedics were experienced in direct laryngoscopy, but inexperienced in using the Vie Scope to perform intubation.
This study had paramedics participate in a prospective, randomized, single-blinded crossover simulation trail using manikins. The participating paramedics performed endotracheal intubation on simulated adult cardiac arrest patients with suspected/confirmed COVID19. All participants wore Level C PPE.
With the paramedics wearing full PPE, they were able to perform faster endotracheal intubation and had a better first pass success rate with the Vie Scope compared to the Macintosh laryngoscope. While additional studies need to be done to confirm these results, this first study showcases the benefits of the Vie Scope.