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Algorithms in a Simulated Difficult Intubation Scenario

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00951769
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 4, 2009
Last Update Posted : January 15, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
This is a non-human study, conducted in a simulation environment, with simulator manikins, and volunteers from anaesthesia. Trainees in their first 2 years of anaesthetics training will be randomised to a control group, a group following the Difficult Airway Society UK's Guidelines and the Australian Difficult Airway management algorithm. A simulated difficult airway will be created during the induction of anaesthesia. The investigators will examine adherence to guidelines, which would have been provided to participants before the experiment, as well as compare their performance with the guidelines.

Condition or disease
Airway Management

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: A Comparison of the Difficult Airway Society (UK) and Australian Patient Safety Foundation Crisis Algorithms for Difficult Intubation in a Simulated Difficult Intubation Scenario
Study Start Date : March 2009
Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Study Completion Date : February 2011
Groups and Cohorts

DAS: Difficult Airway Society, UK
DAS difficult airway algorithm
Australian difficult airway algorithm

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Time to safe oxygenation for manikin [ Time Frame: Variable ]

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Trainee anaesthetists in for 2 years of training

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Anaesthetists in first 2 years of training

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Those who decline invitation to participate
Contacts and Locations

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United Kingdom
Cheshire & Merseyside Simulation Centre
Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom, L9 7AL
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
More Information

Responsible Party: Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00951769     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 09/H1001/3
First Posted: August 4, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 15, 2015
Last Verified: August 2009