The debate ‘Direct laryngoscopes should be consigned to history‘, was hosted by The Royal College Of Anaesthetists and carried out by our two guests on this piece.

Here we get into the advantages and challenges behind the two techniques; video laryngoscopy and direct laryngoscopy. The conversation explores the fact that these skills are a key part of the job of practitioners, are we “de-skilling” the profession in an overly enthusiastic race toward new technology or are some resisting it simply because it’s not what they are used to?

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Presented by Joff Lacey and Monty Mythen with their two guests; Professor Tim Cook, Consultant in Anaesthesia and ICM, Royal United Hospitals, Bath and Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.