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Flexible tip blade (McCoy style)

Created: 29/8/2004
Updated: 31/1/2012

The 'McCoy-style' blade is based on the standard Macintosh blade. It has a hinged tip that is operated by a lever mechanism on the back of the handle. It allows elevation of the epiglottis while reducing the amount of force required.
This blade has been shown to improve the view at laryngoscopy in difficult intubations and in patients wearing cervical hard collars.


[i] Laryngoscopy using the McCoy laryngoscope after application of a cervical collar. Gabbott DA. Anaesthesia. 1996 Sep;51(9):812-4. 

Eclipse Tilting Tip blade by Timesco, similar in function to a McCoy blade


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