Airway Complications

You do your best to avoid them. But sometimes they occur when you least expect1,2

You know they can be associated with significant patient morbidity and unnecessary expense.3,4,5 But sometimes they occur when you least expect.1,2

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Discover our free, online education program dedicated to clinicians as yourselves, whether you are working in the OR, ICU or ER. It provides you the opportunity to discover and learn from peers how they changed their first-line approach to using video laryngoscopy as first line intubation therapy.


With the McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope, you can be better prepared for the unexpected.

Combining confidence with simplicity and convenience — so your first attempt is your best.

It provides:

  • Better glottic visualization than traditional Macintosh laryngoscopy6
  • Reduced intubation times, even with limited training6
  • Higher intubation success rates than other video laryngoscopes7

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Confidence. Simplicity. Convenience.

With the McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope a difficult airway doesn’t have to be a difficult intubation.

Evolution of a familiar technique

A durable, warranty-protected instrument you can count on — during every intubation.

The McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope combines line-of-sight video from its portrait display with the familiar Macintosh technique. So you retain your traditional laryngoscopy skills.

Drop tested to two meters and fully submersible. Designed to endure fast-paced hospital and EMS environments, just like your direct laryngoscope.

Simple. Versatile.

Ergonomic and easy to use, with a display that’s right in front of you. So you can focus on what matters most.

The McGRATHTM MAC video laryngoscope can handle the unique challenges of airway management. It’s a versatile intubation platform that delivers exceptional first-attempt success.8

Single-button functionality and minute-by-minute battery indication. One handle with multiple blade options. From pediatric to adult patients and routine to extreme airways.9-11 

One System. Always available.

So it can always be your choice on the first attempt.

The McGRATHTM MAC video laryngoscope is cost-effective — so it’s within reach for every intubation.

With disposable, sterile blades and flexible cleaning options, the McGRATH™ MAC video laryngoscope is ready when you are.

  • 1. Nørskov AK, Rosenstock CV, Wetterslev J, Astrup G, Afshari A, Lundstrøm LH. Diagnostic accuracy of anaesthesiologists' prediction of difficult airway management in daily clinical practice: a cohort study of 188 064 patients registered in the Danish Anaesthesia Database. Anaesthesia. 2015; 70(3): 272-81.

  • 2. Huitink JM, Lie PP, Heideman I, et al. A prospective, cohort evaluation of major and minor airway management complications during routine anaesthetic care at an academic medical centre. Anaesthesia. 2017; 72(1): 42-48.

  • 3. Fiadjoe JE, Nishisaki A, Jagannathan N, et al. Airway management complications in children with difficult tracheal intubation from the Pediatric Difficult Intubation (PeDI) registry: a prospective cohort analysis. Lancet Respir Med. 2016 4(1): 37-48.

  • 4. Metzner J, Posner KL, Lam MS, Domino KB. Closed claims' analysis. Best Pract Res Clin Anaesthesiol. 2011; 25(2): 263-76.

  • 5. Cook T, Woodall N, Frerk C. 4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and The Difficult Airway Society: Major complications of airway management in the United Kingdom. Published March 2011. Accessed January 2017.

  • 6. Shin M, Bai SJ, Lee KY, Oh E, Kim HJ. Comparing McGRATH® MAC, C-MAC®, and Macintosh laryngoscopes operated by medical students: a randomized, crossover, manikin study. Biomed Res Int. 2016.; 2016: 8943931.

  • 7. Kleine-Brueggeney M, Greif R, Schoettker P, Savoldelli GL, Nabecker S, Theiler LG. Evaluation of six video laryngoscopes in 720 patients with a simulated difficult airway: a multicentre randomized controlled trial. Br J Anaesth. 2016; 116(5):670-9.

  • 8. lvis BD, Hester D, Watson D, Higgins M, St Jacques P. Randomized controlled trial comparing the McGrath MAC video laryngoscope with the King Vision video laryngoscope in adult patients. Minerva Anestesiol. 2016 Jan;82(1):30-5.

  • 9. Gaszyński T. Comparison of the glottic view during video-intubation in super obese patients: a series of cases. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2016;12:1677-1682.

  • 10. Szarpak L, Truszewski Z, Czyzewski L, Gaszynski T, Rodríguez-Núñez A. A comparison of the McGrath-MAC and Macintosh laryngoscopes for child tracheal intubation during resuscitation by paramedics. A randomized, crossover, manikin study. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Aug;34(8):1338-41.

  • 11. Ross M, Baxter A. Use of the new McGrath® MAC size-1 paediatric videolaryngoscope. Anaesthesia. 2015 Oct;70(10):1217-8.