Evaluation of intubation using the Airtraq or Macintosh laryngoscope by anaesthetists in easy and simulated difficult laryngoscopy--a manikin study.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127939
Title:
Evaluation of intubation using the Airtraq or Macintosh laryngoscope by anaesthetists in easy and simulated difficult laryngoscopy--a manikin study.
Authors:
Maharaj, C H; Higgins, B D; Harte, B H; Laffey, J G
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia, University College Hospital Galway, Ireland.
Citation:
Evaluation of intubation using the Airtraq or Macintosh laryngoscope by anaesthetists in easy and simulated difficult laryngoscopy--a manikin study. 2006, 61 (5):469-77 Anaesthesia
Journal:
Anaesthesia
Issue Date:
May-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127939
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-2044.2006.04547.x
PubMed ID:
16674623
Abstract:
The Airtraq Laryngoscope is a novel intubation device which allows visualisation of the vocal cords without alignment of the oral, pharyngeal and tracheal axes. We compared the Airtraq with the Macintosh laryngoscope in simulated easy and difficult laryngoscopy. Twenty-five anaesthetists were allowed up to three attempts to intubate the trachea in each of three laryngoscopy scenarios using a Laerdal Intubation Trainer followed by five scenarios using a Laerdal SimMan Manikin. Each anaesthetist then performed tracheal intubation of the normal airway a second time to characterise the learning curve. In the simulated easy laryngoscopy scenarios, there was no difference between the Airtraq and the Macintosh in success of tracheal intubation. The time taken to intubate at the end of the protocol was significantly lower using the Airtraq (9.5 (6.7) vs. 14.2 (7.4) s), demonstrating a rapid acquisition of skills. In the simulated difficult laryngoscopy scenarios, the Airtraq was more successful in achieving tracheal intubation, required less time to intubate successfully, caused less dental trauma, and was considered by the anaesthetists to be easier to use.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Constriction, Pathologic; Cross-Over Studies; Edema; Equipment Design; Humans; Immobilization; Intubation, Intratracheal; Laryngoscopes; Laryngoscopy; Manikins; Pharyngeal Diseases; Tongue Diseases; Trismus
ISSN:
0003-2409

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dc.contributor.authorMaharaj, C Hen
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, B Den
dc.contributor.authorHarte, B Hen
dc.contributor.authorLaffey, J Gen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-11T12:02:57Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-11T12:02:57Z-
dc.date.issued2006-05-
dc.identifier.citationEvaluation of intubation using the Airtraq or Macintosh laryngoscope by anaesthetists in easy and simulated difficult laryngoscopy--a manikin study. 2006, 61 (5):469-77 Anaesthesiaen
dc.identifier.issn0003-2409-
dc.identifier.pmid16674623-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2044.2006.04547.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127939-
dc.description.abstractThe Airtraq Laryngoscope is a novel intubation device which allows visualisation of the vocal cords without alignment of the oral, pharyngeal and tracheal axes. We compared the Airtraq with the Macintosh laryngoscope in simulated easy and difficult laryngoscopy. Twenty-five anaesthetists were allowed up to three attempts to intubate the trachea in each of three laryngoscopy scenarios using a Laerdal Intubation Trainer followed by five scenarios using a Laerdal SimMan Manikin. Each anaesthetist then performed tracheal intubation of the normal airway a second time to characterise the learning curve. In the simulated easy laryngoscopy scenarios, there was no difference between the Airtraq and the Macintosh in success of tracheal intubation. The time taken to intubate at the end of the protocol was significantly lower using the Airtraq (9.5 (6.7) vs. 14.2 (7.4) s), demonstrating a rapid acquisition of skills. In the simulated difficult laryngoscopy scenarios, the Airtraq was more successful in achieving tracheal intubation, required less time to intubate successfully, caused less dental trauma, and was considered by the anaesthetists to be easier to use.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshConstriction, Pathologic-
dc.subject.meshCross-Over Studies-
dc.subject.meshEdema-
dc.subject.meshEquipment Design-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshImmobilization-
dc.subject.meshIntubation, Intratracheal-
dc.subject.meshLaryngoscopes-
dc.subject.meshLaryngoscopy-
dc.subject.meshManikins-
dc.subject.meshPharyngeal Diseases-
dc.subject.meshTongue Diseases-
dc.subject.meshTrismus-
dc.titleEvaluation of intubation using the Airtraq or Macintosh laryngoscope by anaesthetists in easy and simulated difficult laryngoscopy--a manikin study.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia, University College Hospital Galway, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalAnaesthesiaen
dc.description.provinceConnacht-

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