Standard (Lamp) English Macintosh Laryngoscope Set with Case
The Standard English MacIntosh Laryngoscope Set features english macintosh blades the most popular style of laryngoscope bladeoutside of the United States. The blade design differs in several aspects from the original Macintosh blade.
The curve of the English Macintosh is more continuous which improves the lifting mechanics. The overall length of the blades is longer in order to help assist intubation in patients with an anterior larynx. The height of theblade had been reduced for easier intubation in patients with limited oral access.
The English Macintosh set includes both of Welch Allyn's "AA" and "C" cell battery lightweight handles and lightweight blades for maximummaneuverability.
Blades are manufactured from one piece stainless steel, and the handles of chrome-plated brass, to assure a lifetime of performance. Handles feature a knurled finish for a comfortable and secure grip.
Included is Standard English Macintosh Laryngoscope Model:
69097-Standard EnglishMacIntosh Set Includes
- Standard English Mac Blades #1, 2, 3, 4
- Medium Handle uses C Cell Batteries
- Penlight Handle uses AA Batteries
- 05791-U Case
Welch Allyn's laryngoscope design uses a single piece of 304-series stainless steel as its load-bearing member.This one-piece construction of the Welch Allyn blade is more robust than the typical competitive product. Furthermore, its one-piece blade construction eliminates the potentially weaker soldered or brazed joint.
Welch Allyn's innovative design incorporates an easy-to-remove light pipe that eliminates the difficult-to cleanareas of most competitive laryngoscopes.
Removable Light Pipe
Another feature designed to help improve the cleaning of a Welch Allyn blade is its surface finish. Typicallaryngoscope finishes have a surface roughness of 32 in. The surface finish used on all Welch Allyn blades hasa roughness of just 8 in. This creates a surface texture that is approximately four times smoother thancompetitive blades, resulting in an easier-to-clean, stain-resistant laryngoscope blade. What's more, the surfacefinish is not a plating, and therefore does not alter the 304-series stainless steel construction of the blade itself.
More Value by Design
There are primarily two causes of reduced light transmission in fiber optic laryngoscopes: fiber opticbreakage and epoxy blockage. Light degradation caused by fiber optic breakage will occur in varyingdegrees in any laryngoscope that is subjected to severe changes in temperature.
- When a fiber optic laryngoscope is steam-sterilized, the heatinvolved causes the epoxy (used to hold the fibers in placewithin the fiber optic bundle) to expand and extrude pastthe end of the light pipe.
- The epoxy cools following the autoclave process andhardens over the optics, blocking light emissions from thosefibers. As more and more fibers are blocked, less and lesslight is emitted and the accuracy of the intubation processmay be jeopardized.
FREE Polishing Service
Welch Allyn's state-of-the-art blade design allows for the removable fiber optic light pipe to berepolished throughout the life of the blade. When the optics are repolished, occluding epoxy is removedfrom the input and output points of the fiber optic pipe. This restores the light transmission to itsoptimum level, thus increasing the overall life of the blade. A Welch Allyn light pipe can be repolishedthree times over its lifetime-and can then be replaced at a fraction of the cost of a complete blade.
Welch Allyn will provide this repolishing service free ofcost whenever it is needed over the life of the laryngoscope blades.
Upgradable and Repairable by Design
The removable fiber optic design truly makes Welch Allyn blades thesmart choice for you. That's because this unique design makes ourblades the most affordable way toupgradefrom standard to fiber opticlighting-while still offering the benefits of one-piece blade construction.
To upgrade to fiber optics, simply replace your current, standard lamplight pipe with the fiber optic pipe.
Welch Allyn Warranty
Welch Allyn laryngoscope blades and handles are guaranteed against all manufacturing defects for the lifeof the instrument. Welch Allyn will repair or replace, free of charge, any parts of its own manufactureproven to be defective through causes other than misuse, neglect, damage in shipment or normal wear.Every Welch Allyn laryngoscope blade comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.
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