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Authors: Epp, Katharina
Zimmermann, Sophie
Wittenmeier, Eva
Kriege, Marc
Dette, Frank
Schmidtmann, Irene
Pirlich, Nina
Title: Video laryngoscopy using King Vision™ aBlade™ and direct laryngoscopy in paediatric airway management : a randomized controlled study about device learning by anaesthesia residents
Online publication date: 25-Jan-2023
Year of first publication: 2022
Language: english
Abstract: Background: Airway management in children is challenging due to anatomical and physiological differences. This randomized trial investigates whether anaesthesia residents can intubate the paediatric trachea more quickly and with a higher success rate using the King Vision™ Paediatric aBlade™ video laryngoscope (KVL) compared to conventional direct laryngoscopy (DL). Methods: Eleven anaesthesia residents (mean age: 31 years, mean training status 47 months) were each asked to perform intubations with the KVL and DL in paediatric patients. The primary outcome was the first-attempt success rate. Secondary outcomes were the time to best view (TTBV), time to placement of the tracheal tube (TTP), time to ventilation (TTV), and participant-reported ease of use on a Likert scale. Results: 105 intubations with the KVL and 106 DL were performed by the residents. The success rate on the first attempt with the KVL was 81%, and the success rate on the first attempt within a given time limit of 30 s was 45%, which was lower than with DL (93% and 77% with time limit, p < 0.01). The median TTBV [IQR] on the first attempt with KVL was 7 [5–10] s, the median TTP was 28 [19–44] s, and the median TTV was 51 [39–66] s. DL-mediated intubation was significantly faster (TTP: 17 [13–23] s; p < 0.0001 and TTV: 34 [28–44] s; p < 0.001). Application of the KVL was rated as difficult or very difficult by 60% of the residents (DL: 5%). Conclusion: In contrast to promising data on the paediatric training manikin, residents took longer to intubate the airway in children with the KVL and were less successful compared to the DL. Therefore, the KVL should not be recommended for learning paediatric intubation by residents.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Document type specification: Scientific article
License: CC BY
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Journal: Journal of Clinical Medicine
Pages or article number: 5676
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher place: Basel
Issue date: 2022
ISSN: 2077-0383
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/jcm11195676
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