According to the company, the disposable design helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination during intubation and eliminate the hidden costs associated with reusable products. The single-use fiber optic technology is designed to help improve clinical practice.

Rusch DispoLED device has sturdy construction, ergonomic grip, and optimal light output for intubation. The device has been designed to inspire clinician confidence during critical procedures.

To protect the integrity of the light source and preloaded batteries, Rusch DispoLED is packaged individually in a preformed tray. The device has a shelf life of three years and can be safely stored for long periods and is ready to use out of the package.

Teleflex Anesthesia and Respiratory president Cary Vance noted the company believes no one should be concerned about cross-contamination during intubation.

"This technology is designed to help remove the financial barrier to reducing the risk of cross-contamination during intubation and focus instead on improving patient safety.

"This disposable handle exemplifies our commitment to meet the ever-evolving practices of the modern healthcare community. The cost of adopting this single-use handle is typically offset by the costs associated with the cleaning, sterilization and handling of reusable laryngoscope handles between patients," Vance added.

The Rusch DispoLED handle joins an already extensive line of the company’s disposable laryngoscopes that include Green Rusch Lite laryngoscope blades, each offering the performance of reusable products, while reducing the risk for cross contamination.