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GlideScope® Cobalt AVL Preterm/Small Child

Created: 31/5/2012
Updated: 4/9/2012
The GlideScope Cobalt AVL Preterm/Neonatal video laryngoscope instrument provides a consistently clear, real-time view of the airway and tube placement, enabling quick intubation of paediatric patients.


  • Designed especially for small airways
  • Provides a consistently clear view, enabling quick intubation in unpredictable conditions
  • Optimised for demanding PICU, NNU, Theatre and ED settings.

  • Digital 6.5 inch colour monitor with DVD-quality resolution and anti-reflective screen
  • User interface features intuitive user controls and status icons
  • Reusable video baton with digital-resolution camera
  • Choice of 4 sizes (GVL 0, GVL 1, GVL 2and GVL 2.5)
  • Designed for preterm to small child
  • Unique blade angulation
  • Advanced resolution output for theatre viewing
  • Anti-fogging mechanism resists lens clouding and secretions
GlideRite® Stylet included – complements the angle of GlideScope video laryngoscopes to facilitate quick intubation

  • Integrated, real-time recording helps confirm tube placement and facilitate teaching. 
  • Built-in 4-Step Technique tutorial makes AVL easy to use, learn, and teach
  • Ergonomic design and rugged construction for multiple clinical applications
  • Monitor has quick release mechanism and hand grip for fast transport to other departments
  • Choice of mobile stand or IV pole mount
  • Educational training pack
  • Full training session for staff - competency framework for ODP's and trainees

Figure 1: Intubation of an infant


Airway views in DVD-clarity and real-time recording captures the details of difficult airway cases. The Cobalt AVL features digital technology, including a redesigned colour monitor. High-quality digital files of intubations are downloadable and viewable on a PC. The records can be valuable for teaching and helping confirm tube placement.


i] A comparison between the GlideScope Video Laryngoscope and direct laryngoscope in paediatric patients with difficult airways - a pilot study. C. Karsli,J. Armstrong and J. John. Anaesthesia, 2010, 65, pages 353–357

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