Use of transatlantic telebroncoscopy to confirm proper endotracheal tube placement during a simulated chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) event

Chad E Branecki, Ben Boedeker, Michelle Schwedhelm, Elizabeth L Beam, Chris Popa, Major Ali Turabi, Colonel Shawn Nessen, David Boedeker

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Abstract

Airway management is a cornerstone of medical support in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive event (CBRNE). Challenges are presented due to: the potential of having a large number of patients needing immediate treatment, lack of medical providers skilled in complex airway management tasks such as intubation, tactile and movement challenges caused by providers wearing protective gear and copious airway secretions in the event of a nerve agent exposure. These difficulties may increase the chance of emergency providers placing the endotracheal tube in an improper location during intubation. This study utilized telebronchoscopy to confirm proper endotracheal tube placement by anesthesia providers located at a transcontinental site. The results of this paper show that tele-video laryngoscopy and telebronchoscopy may be useful tools for emergency personnel providing airway management in the event of a CBRNE situation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1011-1013
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780989319317
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2014
Event2014 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2014 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Aug 27 2014Aug 29 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2014 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2014

Conference

Conference2014 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period8/27/148/29/14

Keywords

  • Telebronchoscopy
  • airway management
  • military medicine
  • telemedicine
  • video intubation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Branecki, C. E., Boedeker, B., Schwedhelm, M., Beam, E. L., Popa, C., Turabi, M. A., Nessen, C. S., & Boedeker, D. (2014). Use of transatlantic telebroncoscopy to confirm proper endotracheal tube placement during a simulated chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear or explosive (CBRNE) event. In Proceedings of 2014 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2014 (pp. 1011-1013). [6918311] (Proceedings of 2014 Science and Information Conference, SAI 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SAI.2014.6918311