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The Use of the GlideScope Ranger in Pediatric Critical Care Transport

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Akron Children's Hospital Identifier:
First received: January 21, 2010
Last updated: February 4, 2015
Last verified: February 2015
This study seeks to assess the role of the GlideScope Ranger video laryngoscope in facilitating successful neonatal/pediatric intubation by pediatric critical care transport teams. The central hypothesis of this study is that the GlideScope Ranger video laryngoscope reduces the rates of failed intubation attempts by pediatric critical care transport teams. The aims of this project are designed to specifically: (1) Establish competencies for GlideScope Ranger video laryngoscopy-assisted intubation for pediatric and neonatal patients; and (2) Compare the intubation success rates for intubation using GlideScope Ranger video laryngoscopy and using conventional, direct laryngoscopy by pediatric and neonatal critical care transport teams.

Condition Intervention
Respiratory Failure
Device: GlideScope Ranger Intubation
Device: Direct Laryngoscopy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Use of the GlideScope Ranger in Pediatric Critical Care Transport

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Further study details as provided by Akron Children's Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Percent of Participants With Successful 1st Intubation Attempt [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Percent of participants with successful 1st intubation attempt by group (GVL vs. DL)

  • Overall Successful Intubation Rate: GlideScope Video Laryngoscopy (GVL) vs. Direct Laryngoscopy (DL). [ Time Frame: 30 days; no long-term outcome measures were included ]
    Overall successful intubation rate defined as all successful intubations (by type) divided by all attempts (by type).

Enrollment: 22
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: December 2011
Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Intubation using GlideScope Ranger
The study site has two critical care transport teams per shift and will, at shift change, assign intubation team A to use the GlideScope Ranger for all intubations on that day.
Device: GlideScope Ranger Intubation
Intubation with GlideScope Ranger Video Laryngoscope
Active Comparator: intubation using direct laryngoscopy
The study site has two critical care transport teams per shift and will, at shift change, assign intubation team B. Team B will do intubations using direct laryngoscopy only that day.
Device: Direct Laryngoscopy
Intubations will be done with direct laryngoscopy.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age < 18 years
  • Presence of respiratory failure requiring tracheal intubation by the Critical Care Transport Team either at the referring institution or during the transport to the receiving institution
  • Ability of parent or legal guardian to provide written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients 18+ years of age
  • Patient has a functioning tracheostomy
  • Patient does not require orotracheal intubation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01054183

United States, Ohio
Akron Children's Hospital
Akron, Ohio, United States, 44308
Sponsors and Collaborators
Akron Children's Hospital
Principal Investigator: Michael T Bigham, M.D. Akron Children's Hospital
  More Information

Nichols, D.G. and M.C. Rogers, Rogers' textbook of pediatric intensive care. 4th ed. 2008, Philadelpia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. No PMID Available.
04/14/2009 [cited 2009 June]; Available from:

Responsible Party: Akron Children's Hospital Identifier: NCT01054183     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 090903
Study First Received: January 21, 2010
Results First Received: November 28, 2012
Last Updated: February 4, 2015

Keywords provided by Akron Children's Hospital:
respiratory failure, intubation, GlideScope, pediatric

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Respiratory Insufficiency
Respiration Disorders
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on May 23, 2017