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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 394-396

An economical model for mastering the art of intubation with different video laryngoscopes


Consultant Anesthesiologist, 12, "Swastik", Vrundavan Bunglows, Behind GEB Office, Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Jitin N Trivedi
12, "Swastik", Vrundavan Bunglows, Behind GEB Office, Ankleshwar - 393 001, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.138967

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Video laryngoscope (VL) provides excellent laryngeal exposure in patients when anaesthesiologists encounter difficulty with direct laryngoscopy. Videolaryngoscopy, like flexible fibreoptic laryngoscopy demands a certain level of training by practitioners to become dexterous at successful intubation with a given instrument. Due to their cost factors, VLs are not easily available for training purposes to all the students, paramedics and emergency medical services providers in developing countries. We tried to develop a cost-effective instrument, which can work analogous to various available VLs. An inexpensive and easily available instrument was used to create an Airtraq Model for VL guided intubation training on manikin. Using this technique, successful intubation of manikin could be achieved. The Airtraq Model mimics the Airtraq Avant ® and may be used for VL guided intubation training for students as well as paramedics, and decrease the time and shorten the learning curve for Airtraq ® as well as various other VLs.


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