VL versus DL…And The Winner Is?


Over 1 million critically ill patients undergo intubation each year in the United States.  Though direct laryngoscopy remains the most common technique worldwide for intubation, the use of video laryngoscopy has significantly increased.  Studies evaluating video to direct laryngoscopy have thus far produced mixed results.  In this podcast, we review the latest randomized trial, the DEVICE Trial, that assessed video with direct laryngoscopy.  Which device won?