The Venner AP Advance: a New Portable Video Laryngoscope
Ernst Zadrobilek, MD1,
Schirin M. Missaghi, MD2
of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Chairman of the Austrian Working
Group for Airway Management,
Anesthetist and Intensive Care Physician, Department of Anesthesia
and Intensive Care, Empress Elisabeth Hospital of the City of
Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
Address correspondence and comments to
Received from the Austrian
Working Group for Airway Management, Vienna, Austria.
September 24, 2010.
The correct citation of this
communiction of new equipment and techniques is:
Zadrobilek E, Krasser K,
Missaghi SM. The Venner AP Advance: a
new portable video laryngoscope. Internet Journal of Airway Management
Available from URL:
Date accessed: month day, year.
updated: November 8, 2010.
Venner Medical (Singapore) recently launched the new portable Venner AP Advance video laryngoscope
(VVL); AP stands for Anil Patel (anesthetist
in London, United Kingdom) as
co-inventor of the VVL. We became aware of this device by a
published in September 2010 (1).
The VVL is a battery-powered video laryngoscope with a
miniaturized movable video screen mounted on the proximal end of the
laryngoscope handle and is used with disposable laryngoscope
There are currently two sizes of adult Macintosh-type blades
(MAC3 and MAC4)
and one angulated adult blade with a tube guide channel (DAB,
Difficult Airway Blade)
Laryngoscopy is performed using the Macintosh-technique with indirect lifting of the epiglottis.
When using the DAB, the tracheal tube is advanced along the tube guide channnel into a
and received an offer for the VVL and the DBLs from the German division of
Venner Medical. Economic considerations are usually provided by this journal
but the product manager did not allow us to communicate this information.
Young P. Use of a Venner A.P. Advance videolaryngoscope in a patient
with potential cervical spine injuy (correspondence). Anaesthesia