Using Transcontinental Telementoring to Train Laryngoscopy to Medical Students in Hanoi, Vietnam from Omaha Nebraska

  • Chad Branecki UNMC
  • Thang Nguyen UNMC
  • Michael Wadman unmc
  • David Boedeker School of Public Health, Columbia University
  • Ben Boedeker
Keywords: telementoring, telemedicine, airway managment

Abstract

The use of a direct laryngoscope can lead to obstructed views of the airway, resulting in misplacement of the endotracheal tube. Advancements in telemedicine have resulted in the development of the video laryngoscope, an instrument, which utilizes video technology in order to obtain a clearer view of the glottic opening. Researchers compared these two intubation techniques by training students to use the instruments via distance communication. After training, 100% of the students successfully intubated a mannequin using the video laryngoscope and 75% of the students successfully intubated a mannequin using the direct laryngoscope. It is believed that these results indicate that distance communication can be used to train and mentor students during medical procedures.

Author Biographies

Chad Branecki, UNMC
assistant professor, emergency medicine
Thang Nguyen, UNMC
department of emergency medicine, UNMC
Michael Wadman, unmc
assistant professor, department of emergency medicine
David Boedeker, School of Public Health, Columbia University
Graduate Student, School of Public Health
Ben Boedeker
professor, anesthesiology, unmc

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Published
2016-09-22
How to Cite
Branecki, C., Nguyen, T., Wadman, M., Boedeker, D., & Boedeker, B. (2016). Using Transcontinental Telementoring to Train Laryngoscopy to Medical Students in Hanoi, Vietnam from Omaha Nebraska. Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and EHealth, 4, e16 (1-2). Retrieved from https://journals.ukzn.ac.za/index.php/JISfTeH/article/view/128
Section
Preliminary and Short Reports