Vivid Medical has developed the VividTrac, an open access video intubation device that delivers a consistently high and reliable performance. Featuring a USB interface, the device connects easily to a variety of display options.

Clinicians can have access to high-resolution video intubation by simply plugging the VividTrac device into a compatible system.

VividTrac features integrated endotracheal tube (ETT) channel, anti-fogging lens and magnified field of view. The single-use device provides clear, high-resolution images for accurate tube placement and high rates of first-pass intubation success.

VividTrac is currently able to integrate with a variety of display options. The device’s architecture is being modified to enable its compatibility with SonoSite ultrasound systems.

Because both video airway management and ultrasound play an important role in resuscitation, the convergence of these critical technologies has been enthusiastically applauded by customers shown demonstrations of VividTrac linked with SonoSite systems while still a work in progress.

Fujifilm SonoSite president and CEO Kevin Goodwin noted there is significant clinical evidence supporting the speed and accuracy benefits of video intubation.

"However, due to the limited number of available video intubation systems in some hospitals and clinics, video intubation is typically reserved for only the most difficult cases.

"By adding VividTrac’s ‘plug-and-play’ intubation capabilities to our portfolio of point-of-care medical tools, SonoSite is able to build on its rich history of providing clinicians with access to new visualization technologies that help reduce risk and contribute to better and more affordable health care," Goodwin added.

VividTrac is now available in the US through SonoSite.