Tracheal intubation by inexperienced medical residents using the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes--a manikin study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127921
Title:
Tracheal intubation by inexperienced medical residents using the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes--a manikin study.
Authors:
Maharaj, Chrisen H; Ni Chonghaile, Martina; Higgins, Brendan D; Harte, Brian H; Laffey, John G
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia, University College Hospital Galway, Ireland.
Citation:
Tracheal intubation by inexperienced medical residents using the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes--a manikin study. 2006, 24 (7):769-74 Am J Emerg Med
Journal:
The American journal of emergency medicine
Issue Date:
Nov-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127921
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2006.03.014
PubMed ID:
17098095
Abstract:
The Airtraq laryngoscope is a novel intubation device that may possess advantages over conventional direct laryngoscopes for use by personnel that are infrequently required to perform tracheal intubation. We conducted a prospective study in 20 medical residents with little prior airway management experience. After brief didactic instruction, each participant took turns performing laryngoscopy and intubation using the Macintosh (Welch Allyn, Welch Allyn, NY) and Airtraq (Prodol Ltd. Vizcaya, Spain) devices, in 3 laryngoscopy scenarios in a Laerdal Intubation Trainer (Laerdal, Stavanger, Norway) and 1 scenario in a Laerdal SimMan manikin (Laerdal, Kent, UK). They then performed tracheal intubation of the normal airway a second time to characterize the learning curve. In all scenarios tested, the Airtraq decreased the duration of intubation attempts, reduced the number of optimization maneuvers required, and reduced the potential for dental trauma. The residents found the Airtraq easier to use in all scenarios compared with the Macintosh laryngoscope. The Airtraq may constitute a superior device for use by personnel infrequently required to perform tracheal intubation.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Clinical Competence; Cross-Over Studies; Equipment Design; Humans; Internship and Residency; Intubation, Intratracheal; Laryngoscopes; Laryngoscopy; Manikins; Random Allocation; Time Factors
ISSN:
0735-6757

Full metadata record

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dc.contributor.authorMaharaj, Chrisen Hen
dc.contributor.authorNi Chonghaile, Martinaen
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Brendan Den
dc.contributor.authorHarte, Brian Hen
dc.contributor.authorLaffey, John Gen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-11T12:01:00Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-11T12:01:00Z-
dc.date.issued2006-11-
dc.identifier.citationTracheal intubation by inexperienced medical residents using the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes--a manikin study. 2006, 24 (7):769-74 Am J Emerg Meden
dc.identifier.issn0735-6757-
dc.identifier.pmid17098095-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ajem.2006.03.014-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127921-
dc.description.abstractThe Airtraq laryngoscope is a novel intubation device that may possess advantages over conventional direct laryngoscopes for use by personnel that are infrequently required to perform tracheal intubation. We conducted a prospective study in 20 medical residents with little prior airway management experience. After brief didactic instruction, each participant took turns performing laryngoscopy and intubation using the Macintosh (Welch Allyn, Welch Allyn, NY) and Airtraq (Prodol Ltd. Vizcaya, Spain) devices, in 3 laryngoscopy scenarios in a Laerdal Intubation Trainer (Laerdal, Stavanger, Norway) and 1 scenario in a Laerdal SimMan manikin (Laerdal, Kent, UK). They then performed tracheal intubation of the normal airway a second time to characterize the learning curve. In all scenarios tested, the Airtraq decreased the duration of intubation attempts, reduced the number of optimization maneuvers required, and reduced the potential for dental trauma. The residents found the Airtraq easier to use in all scenarios compared with the Macintosh laryngoscope. The Airtraq may constitute a superior device for use by personnel infrequently required to perform tracheal intubation.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshClinical Competence-
dc.subject.meshCross-Over Studies-
dc.subject.meshEquipment Design-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInternship and Residency-
dc.subject.meshIntubation, Intratracheal-
dc.subject.meshLaryngoscopes-
dc.subject.meshLaryngoscopy-
dc.subject.meshManikins-
dc.subject.meshRandom Allocation-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleTracheal intubation by inexperienced medical residents using the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes--a manikin study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia, University College Hospital Galway, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalThe American journal of emergency medicineen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-

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