Combined intubation training (simulated and human) for 4th year medical students: The center for advanced technology and telemedicine airway training program

Ben H. Boedeker, Mary Bernhagen, Thomas A. Nicholas IV, W. Bosseau Murray

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4 Scopus citations


The video laryngoscope is a useful tool in intubation training as it allows both the trainer and the student to share the same view of the airway during the intubation process. In this study, the Center for Advanced Technology and Telemedicine's airway training program employed videolaryngoscopy (VL) in teaching both simulated (manikin) and human intubation. The videolaryngoscope statistically improved the glottic view in both the standard and difficult manikin airways when compared to that with standard (direct) laryngoscopy. The success rate in simulated difficult airway intubation was significantly improved using VL. With human intubation training, there was statistically significant improvement in airway views using VL and a 97.5% intubation success rate. The enhanced view of the videolaryngoscope in airway intubation facilitates the learning process in performing both simulated and human intubation, making it a powerful tool in intubation training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 18
Subtitle of host publicationNextMed, MMVR18
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781607507055
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


  • Intubation
  • direct laryngoscopy
  • video laryngoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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