Ultrasound Examination Versus Palpation to Locate the Cricothyroid Membrane
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01735760|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : November 26, 2013
|Condition or disease|
|Focus: Localizing the Cricothyroid Membrane Before Airway Management|
The ability to localize the cricothyroid membrane on patients before airway management is crucial in order to be able to follow the difficult airway algorithms.
Studies have show a high failure rate when anesthesiologists rely on palpation.
In this study Anesthesiologists get an e-learning course, get literature to study , and get a theoretical course and a hands-on course in using ultrasound for localizing the cricothyroid membrane. . Thereafter their ability to localize the cricothyroid membrane with either palpation or ultrasonography, in a randomised fashion, is tested.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||44 participants|
|Official Title:||Comparison of Ultrasound Examination and Palpation to Locate the Cricothyroid Membrane - a Randomized Study|
|Study Start Date :||November 2012|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||December 2012|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2012|
The group using palpation as primary attempt at localizing the cricothyroid membrane
The group using ultrasound for their primary approach to localizing the cricothyroid membrane
- rate of success of localizing the cricothyroid membrane with ultrasound and palpation [ Time Frame: december 2012 ]the rate of success is measured
- time to localise the cricothyroid membrane with ultrasonography and palpation [ Time Frame: december 2012 ]time measure for both ultrasonographic and palpation method
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|Copenhagen, Denmark, 2100|