Overview for Welch Allyn 69696 Fiber Optic Macintosh Laryngoscope Set with Case
Fiber Optic Macintosh Laryngoscope Set with Case
The Fiber Optic MacIntosh set feature powerful halogen HPX illumination.
Light output is nearly three times more than the standard (lamp) set. The Macintosh set includes bothof Welch Allyn’s €œAA€ and €œC€ cell battery lightweight handles and lightweight blades for maximum maneuverability.
Blades are manufactured from one piece stainless steel, and the handles of chrome-plated brass, to assure a lifetime of performance. Handles feature a knurled finish for a comfortable and secure grip.
The Macintosh blades are the most popular of all curved-blade styles. The blade design incorporates a gentle, continuous curve from the tip to the proximal end. The curve is compressed into the vallecula and the blade lifted, indirectly raising the epiglottis.
The blade height assists in intubating patients with limited oral access.
Included is Fiber Optic Macintosh Laryngoscope Set Model:
69696- Fiber Optic MacIntosh Set Includes
- Fiber Optic Macintosh Blades # 1, 2, 3, 4
- 2.5 V Medium Handle uses C Cell Batteries
- 2.5 V Penlight Handle uses AA Batteries
- 05691-U Case
Welch Allyn’s laryngoscope design uses a single piece of 304-series stainless steel as its load-bearing member.This one-piece construction of the Welch Allyn blade is more robust than the typical competitive product.Furthermore, its one-piece blade construction eliminates the potentially weaker soldered or brazed joint.
Welch Allyn’s innovative design incorporates an easy-to-remove light pipe that eliminates the difficult-to clean areas of most competitive laryngoscopes.
Removable Light Pipe
Another feature designed to help improve the cleaning of a Welch Allyn blade is its surface finish. Typical laryngoscope finishes have a surface roughness of 32Î¼ in. The surface finish used on all Welch Allyn blades has a roughness of just 8Î¼ in. This creates a surface texture that is approximately four times smoother than competitive blades, resulting in an easier-to-clean, stain-resistant laryngoscope blade. What’s more, the surface finish is not a plating, and therefore does not alter the 304-series stainless steel construction of the blade itself.
Brighter by Design
The Welch Allyn Halogen HPX™ lamp is the latest technology in gas-filled lamps. The lamp is more than 30% brighter and whiter than standard halogen lamps.
More Value by Design
There are primarily two causes of reduced light transmission in fiber optic laryngoscopes: fiber optic breakage and epoxy blockage. Light degradation caused by fiber optic breakage will occur in varying degrees in any laryngoscope that is subjected to severe changes in temperature.
- When a fiber optic laryngoscope is steam-sterilized, the heat involved causes the epoxy (used to hold the fibers in place within the fiber optic bundle) to expand and extrude past the end of the light pipe.
- The epoxy cools following the autoclave process and hardens over the optics, blocking light emissions from those fibers. As more and more fibers are blocked, less and less light is emitted and the accuracy of the intubation process may be jeopardized.
FREE Polishing Service
Welch Allyn’s state-of-the-art blade design allows for the removable fiber optic light pipe to be repolished throughout the life of the blade. When the optics are repolished, occluding epoxy is removed from the input and output points of the fiber optic pipe. This restores the light transmission to its optimum level, thus increasing the overall life of the blade. A Welch Allyn light pipe can be repolished three times over its lifetime—and can then be replaced at a fraction of the cost of a complete blade.
Welch Allyn will provide this repolishing service free of cost whenever it is needed over the life of the laryngoscope blades.
Below is The Alternative Source's Limited Warranty information:
This product has been refurbished and tested to the highest quality standards by The Alternative Source Medical, LLC. This Limited Warranty offered by The Alternative Source Medical, LLC covers defects in material or workmanship. This warranty extends to the original purchaser only and is nontransferable. Any unauthorized service providers working on our equipment within the warranty period will void the warranty!
The Alternative Source Medical, LLC warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship as follows:
A. The Alternative Source Medical, LLC will replace at no charge for parts only or, at its option,replace any product or part of the product that proves defective because of improper workmanship and/or material, under normal installation, use, service and maintenance. If The Alternative Source Medical, LLC is unable to provide a replacement and repair is not practical or cannot be made in a timely fashion, The Alternative Source Medical, LLC may elect to refund the purchase price in exchange for the return of the product.
Our warranty periods are 90 days parts and labor from the documented date of receipt. Extended warranties (up to 1 year from date of purchase) are available.
Our warranties do not cover any problem that is caused by:
A. Conditions, malfunctions or damage not resulting from defects in material or workmanship.
B. Conditions, malfunctions or damage resulting from (1) normal wear and tear, improper installation, improper maintenance, misuse, abuse, negligence, accident or alteration.
Our limited warranties are void if a product is returned with removed, damaged or tampered labels or any alterations (including removal of any component or external cover).
The Alternative Source Medical, LLC will not provide any warranty coverage unless claims are made in compliance with all terms of the controlling warranty statement included with your product and you follow proper return procedure. To request warranty service, you will need to provide:
1. The invoice or other evidence of the date and place of purchase.
2. A description of the problem.
3. Contact our Customer Service Department to receive a Return Authorization Number (RMA#)
When warranty service is completed, any repaired or replacement product or part will be returned to you postage prepaid.
THE ALTERNATIVE SOURCE MEDICAL, LLC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO THE PURCHASER OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY).
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