Polio, Oxford and Soper Blades

polio-oxford-blades

A modification of the English MacIntosh blade which is offset from the handle at an obtuse angle to allow intubation of patients on respirators, body jackets, and other difficult situations. It is a curved blade type for indirect laryngoscopy.

Suitable for premature infants, babies, and children up to the age of four. There is sufficient overhang on the open side to prevent the lips from obscuring vision. The broad, flat lower surface is a help in the small child with an extreme degree of cleft palate.

The broad flat shape makes it easier to restrict the neonate and premature infants tongue movement. Blade is made of surgical stainless steel.