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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 337-342

Learning and performance of endotracheal intubation by paramedical students: Comparison of GlideScope® and intubating laryngeal mask airway with direct laryngoscopy in manikins


1 Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Anesthesia Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia

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Mohammed Khairt Newigy
P. O. Box 715, Umm Al-Qurra University, Makkah Mukarramah
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5049.181595

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Background and Aims: GlideScope video laryngoscope (GVL) and intubating laryngeal mask airway (I-LMA) may be used to facilitate intubation and secure the airway in patients with normal and abnormal airways. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether (GVL) and (I-LMA) facilitate and improve the tracheal intubation success rate and could be learned and performed easily by paramedic students when compared with Macintosh direct laryngoscopy (DL). Methods: This study was a prospective, randomised crossover trial that included 100 paramedic students. Macintosh DL, I-LMA and GVL were tested in both normal and difficult airway scenarios. Each participant was allowed up to three intubation attempts with each device, in each scenario. The time required to perform tracheal intubation, the success rate, number of intubation attempts and of optimisation manoeuvres and the severity of dental trauma were recorded. Statistical analysis was performed using Chi-square, one-way ANOVA, or Kruskal-Wallis test as appropriate, followed by post hoc test. Results: GVL and I-LMA required less time to successfully perform tracheal intubation, showed a greater success rate of intubation, reduced the number of intubation attempts and optimization manoeuvres required and reduced the severity of dental trauma compared to Macintosh DL in both normal and difficult airway scenarios. Conclusion: GVL and I-LMA provide better airway management than Macintosh DL in both normal and difficult airway scenarios.


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