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Cost of Reprocessing

An average cost per intubation of between $17-$26.1
Laryngoscope failure rates as high as 30-50% as a result of reprocessing.2
Risk of cross-contamination resulting from poor cleaning or bacteria that remains following cleaning.3
Frequent loss of product and potential time delays in product availability.4
Diminished light transfer over time that can lead to lower rates of first intubation success as compared to disposable metal blades.5

- Glendale Adventist Hospital Cost of Reprocessing Reusable Laryngoscopes
- The Cost of Reusable vs. Single-Use Laryngoscopes

Comparison

Why go for a disposable laryngoscope blade? There has been some other relevant studies regarding the limitations and problems regarding re-usable blades and handles.

- Contamination of Laryngoscope Handles Williams 2010
- Comparison of Single-Use & Re-usable Laryngoscope Blades
- Changes in Light Intensity of Re-usable Laryngoscopes


1 Vasquez C. Cost of Reprocessing Reusable Laryngoscopes. Glendale Adventist Hospital (2012)
Whitener D. The Cost of Reusable vs. Single-Use Larngoscopes. Southeast Health, (2012)
2 Ibid.
3 Williams D, Dingley J, Jones C, Berry N. Contamination of Laryngoscope Handles. Journal of Hospital Infection (2010) 74, 123-128
Amour J, Le Manach Y, Borel M. Comparison of Single-use and Reusable Metal Laryngoscope Blades for Orotracheal Intubation during Rapid Sequence Induction of Anesthesia. Anesthesiology (2010) 112:325–32
4 Vasquez C. Cost of Reprocessing Reusable Laryngoscopes. Glendale Adventist Hospital (2012)
Whitener D. The Cost of Reusable vs. Single-Use Larngoscopes. Southeast Health, (2012)
5 Nishiyama T. Changes in the Light Intensity of the Fiberoptic Laryngoscope Blade by Steam Sterilization. International Anesthesia Research Society. Vol. 104, No. 4, April 2007