Evaluation of a Difficult Airway Educational Intervention on Residents’ Performance of Endotracheal Intubation in the Emergency Department

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Evaluation of a Difficult Airway Educational
Intervention on Residents’ Performance of
Endotracheal Intubation in the Emergency
Department

Conclusion: A brief DA educational module and the application of a standard preintubation checklist resulted in few appreciable changes in EM resident intubations.Further research is needed to more clearly define the relationship between DA educationand resident intubation performance

However these study findings strongly suggest that, rather than continue with current teaching methods for the development of critical endotracheal intubation skills, post-graduate medical educators need to develop and validate alternative methods of teaching these skills.

Nice paper so kudos to authors! Cohort ED resident study pre and post airway education intervention including use of standard preintubation checklist. Made virtually no difference in performance of intubation in ED by this cohort of resident trainees.

Ron Walls Airway Manual description of RSI was used as standard protocol for RSI: use of etomidate & suxamethonium, direct laryngoscopy.

Real world study done in one American ED so not sure if generalisable but still valid findings..unless you disagree??

Love to hear your thoughts in the comments section please!

WHAT IS EFFECTIVE AIRWAY EDUCATION/TRAINING? DOES IT DIFFER BETWEEN RESIDENT TRAINEES VS ATTENDING/CONSULTANTS? IS THERE ANY POINT IN TRYING TO PREDICT DIFFICULT AIRWAY IN ED?

ARE STANDARD PREINTUBATION CHECKLISTS OF BENEFIT IN ED INTUBATIONS??? THIS STUDY SUGGESTS NOT!

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