Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
Rigshospitalet - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

Self-directed simulation-based training of emergency cricothyroidotomy: a route to lifesaving skills

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Developing a national e-learning course in otorhinolaryngology: the Danish experience

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. Ultra-high-fidelity virtual reality mastoidectomy simulation training: a randomized, controlled trial

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. FDG-PET/CT in the surveillance of head and neck cancer following radiotherapy

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Value of pre- and intraoperative diagnostic methods in suspected glottic neoplasia

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  1. Development of depression in patients with oral cavity cancer: a systematic review

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  2. Chronic rhinosinusitis in COPD: A prevalent but unrecognized comorbidity impacting health related quality of life

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Face masks for the prevention of COVID-19 - Rationale and design of the randomised controlled trial DANMASK-19

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Association between head and neck cancer and sexually transmitted diseases: a Danish nationwide, case-control study

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Circulating tumour DNA alterations as biomarkers for head and neck cancer: a systematic review

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

View graph of relations

The emergency cricothyroidotomy (EC) is a critical procedure. The high cost of failures increases the demand for evidence-based training methods. The aim of this study was to present and evaluate self-directed video-guided simulation training. Novice doctors were given an individual 1-h simulation training session. One month later, an EC on a cadaver was performed. All EC's were video recorded. An assessment tool was used to rate performance. Performance was compared with a pass/fail level for the EC. We found a high reliability, based on Pearson's r (0.88), and a significant progression of skill during training (p < 0.001). Eleven out of 14 succeeded in creating an airway on the cadaver in 64 s (median, range 39-86 s), but only four achieved a passing score. Our 1-h training protocol successfully raised the competence level of novice doctors; however, the training did not ensure that all participants attained proficiency.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume273
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)4623-4628
Number of pages6
ISSN0003-9195
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

ID: 49314922