Endotracheal intubation comparing a prototype storz CMAC and a GlideScope videolaryngoscope in a medical transport helicopter - A pilot study

Ben H. Boedeker, Benjamin W. Berg, Mary Bernhagen, W. Bosseau Murray

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Abstract

In this pilot study, experienced medical helicopter personnel evaluated and compared the prototype Storz CMAC and GlideScope (GS) videolaryngoscopes in intubating a Laerdal Difficult Airway Manikin in a helicopter. No significant differences were found between the devices in the standard airway mode with 100% success rates for the intubations. In the difficult airway mode, there was a significant difference (p = 0.03) between the Cormack Lehane scores observed with Direct View (DV) (3.75 ± 0.46 - average ± standard deviation) compared to the view with the prototype CMAC (2.25 ± 0.71). The view was 3.00 ± 0.76 with GS In the difficult airway, there were significantly more participants who obtained a Grade 1 or 2 view when using the CMAC compared to when using the Mac 3 blade (DV) (p = 0.025; Fisher Exact Probability Test). The success rate for intubating the difficult airway was 0% with DV; compared to 63 % with the CMAC and 50 % with the GS (p=0.03). The participants answered a post study questionnaire regarding the characteristics of the devices and indicated preference for the CMAC over the GS in intubation of the difficult airway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 - NextMed
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for/the Well Being
PublisherIOS Press
Pages37-39
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781586039646
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009
Event17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 19 2009Jan 22 2009

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume142
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/19/091/22/09

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Keywords

  • Airway management
  • Indirect laryngoscopy
  • Intubation
  • Teaching
  • Videolaryngoscopy
  • Virtual image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Boedeker, B. H., Berg, B. W., Bernhagen, M., & Murray, W. B. (2009). Endotracheal intubation comparing a prototype storz CMAC and a GlideScope videolaryngoscope in a medical transport helicopter - A pilot study. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being (pp. 37-39). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 142). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-58603-964-6-37