C-MAC Video Laryngoscope

C-MAC

Where to find it

  • The C-MAC Video Laryngoscope is kept in R1. It should be plugged in at all times.

General considerations

  • Video laryngoscopy can be invaluable during a difficult intubation, but it is a luxury. For routine intubations consider using the C-MAC as a direct laryngoscope. You can always resort to the monitor if needed and you’ll be improving your direct laryngoscopy skills.

How to use it

  • Insert the electronic module into a sterile laryngoscope blade. Clean blades will be sealed inside sterile packaging from CSU.
  • Press the  button on the monitor to turn the device on.
    The monitor will automatically enter sleep mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. It is wise to press a button on the monitor just prior to paralysing the patient, to prevent any sudden outages whilst intubating.  
  • Proceed with intubation.
  • Once finished, remove the electronic module from the laryngoscope blade and replace the black stopper cap over the blade connector.
  • Send the blade for cleaning by placing it in the used instruments tub in the resus pan room. Note that the black stopper cap must be included.

How to clean it

  • Laryngoscope blades must be sent for sterilisation following each use.
  • The monitor can be wiped down with alcohol-free cleaning wipes.
  • If it is necessary to clean the lens or light of the laryngoscope blade, this can be down using a cotton tip applicator soaked in 70% isopropyl alcohol.

How to snapshot and store your images

  • To take images there must be an SD card inserted in the top slot of the monitor.
  • To snapshot a still image, simply press the  button on the blade handle.
  • To capture a video, press the  button on the blade handle to begin recording and then press the  button again to finish recording.
  • The captured images are saved to the SD card.

How to download your images

  • Simply remove the SD card from the C-MAC and insert it into your computer.
  • Open the SD card and copy the files to your hard drive, as you would do with a USB flash drive.

What the evidence says about it

Manuals and documentation

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Page last updated: 14 May 2016
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