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dc.contributor.authorMaharaj, Chrisen H
dc.contributor.authorNi Chonghaile, Martina
dc.contributor.authorHiggins, Brendan D
dc.contributor.authorHarte, Brian H
dc.contributor.authorLaffey, John G
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
html.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.


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