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Videolaryngoscopy Versus Direct Laryngoscopy in Simulated Pediatric Intubation.
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PMID:  23083969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We determine whether videolaryngoscopy results in a higher prevalence of first-attempt intubation success and improved glottic visualization than direct laryngoscopy when performed by pediatric emergency medicine providers in simulated patients. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study at a single institution. Fellows and faculty in pediatric emergency medicine were invited to participate. Each subject performed intubations on 3 simulators (newborn, infant, adult), using a videolaryngoscope; each simulator was intubated by each subject with and without use of video. Primary outcome was first-attempt intubation success; secondary outcome was percentage of glottic opening score (POGO). RESULTS: Twenty-six participants performed 156 intubations; complete data were available for 148 intubations. First-attempt success in the neonate was 88%; in the infant, 79%; and in the adult, 60%. In the adult simulator, videolaryngoscopy use showed a first-attempt success in 81% of subjects compared with 39% with direct laryngoscopy (difference 43%; 95% confidence interval [CI] 18% to 67%). There was no difference in first-attempt success rates between videolaryngoscopy and direct laryngoscopy in the newborn or infant simulators. Videolaryngoscopy use led to increased POGO scores in all 3 simulators, with a difference of 25% (95% CI 2% to 48%) in newborn simulators, 23% (95% CI 2% to 48%) in infant simulators, and 42% (95% CI 18% to 66%) in adult simulators. CONCLUSION: Videolaryngoscopy was associated with greater first-attempt success during intubation by pediatric emergency physicians on an adult simulator. POGO score was significantly improved in all 3 simulators with videolaryngoscopy.
Aaron J Donoghue; Anne M Ades; Akira Nishisaki; Ellen S Deutsch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6760     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Mosby, Inc.
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Center for Simulation, Innovation, and Advanced Education, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address:
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