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Erin Grgurich, Cynthia Arnemann, Kim Amon, Rose Horton, Jestin N Carlson
As neonatal endotracheal intubation (ETI) is a low-frequency, high-consequence event, it is essential that providers have access to resources to aid in ETI. We sought to determine the impact of video laryngoscopy (VL) with just-in-time training on intubation outcomes over direct laryngoscopy (DL) when performed by neonatal nurses. We conducted a prospective, randomized, crossover study with neonatal nurses employed at a level 2 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Nurses performed both DL and VL on a neonatal mannequin using a CMAC (Karl Storz Corp, Tuttlingen, Germany) either with the assistance of the screen (VL) or without (DL)...
October 2016: Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing
S Basanta Camiño, R Navarro Patón, M Freire Tellado, R Barcala Furelos, M P Pavón Prieto, M Fernández López, M A Neira Pájaro
AIM: To evaluate layperson (university student) ability to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). DESIGN: A repeated measures quasi-experimental study with non-probabilistic sampling and a control group was carried out. SCOPE: Teacher training degree students at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). PARTICIPANTS: The sample consisted of 129 subjects (69% women and 31% men), between 19-47 years of age (mean 23...
October 20, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
Ben Horsburgh, Mike Higgins
Purpose - To quantify through environmental audit the radiation dose urologists receive during surgery in the lithotomy position, and quantify the dose reduction achieved by altering techniques. Materials and Methods - Simulated surgery in the lithotomy position using an anthropomorphic phantom as a patient and a SimMan mannequin as the surgeon. Pulsed fluoroscopy, focus to skin distance, collimation and lead shielding at the table end were individually and collectively introduced following a control study...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Endourology
Ki Hyuk Joo, In Sool Yoo, Jinwoong Lee, Seung Whan Kim, Seung Ryu, Yeon Ho You, Yong Chul Cho, Woon Jun Jeong, Byung Jun Ahn, Sung Uk Cho
OBJECTIVE: Critically ill patients sometimes require transport to another location. Longer intra-hospital transport time increases the risk of hemodynamic instability and associated complications. Therefore, reducing intra-hospital transport time is critical. Our objective was to evaluate whether or not a new device the easy tube arrange device (ETAD) has the potential to reduce intra-hospital transport time of critically ill patients. METHODS: We enrolled volunteers for this prospective randomized controlled study...
June 2016: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Kouichiro Minami, Yota Kokubo, Ichinosuke Maeda, Shingo Hibino
In chest compression for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the lower half of the sternum is pressed according to the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines 2010. These have been no studies which identify the exact location of the applied by individual chest compressions. We developed a rubber power-flexible capacitive sensor that could measure the actual pressure point of chest compression in real time. Here, we examined the pressure point of chest compression by ambulance crews during CPR using a mannequin...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Anne Beissel, Marc Lilot, Christian Bauer, Keith Beaulieu, Christopher Hanacek, Olivier Desebbe, Maxime Cannesson, Jean-Jacques Lehot, Cameron Ricks
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October 6, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Julia Hamonet-Torny
OPINION/FEEDBACK: INTRODUCTION: The Motor Education Institute (IEM) of Couzeix set up in June 2015 workshops of therapeutic education, with the aim of helping adolescents to better understand their motor disabilities and to reinforce their motivation for the rehabilitation. METHOD: Between March and April 2015, the educational supports of this workshop entitled "understanding my motor disability" were elaborated in collaboration by the paramedical and the educative staffs, with the participation of volunteer teenagers...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Justin Stewart, Darrah K Sleeth, Rod G Handy, Leon F Pahler, T Renee Anthony, John Volckens
A newly designed, low-cost, disposable inhalable aerosol sampler was developed to assess workers personal exposure to inhalable particles. This sampler was originally designed to operate at 10 L/min to increase sample mass and, therefore, improve analytical detection limits for filter-based methods. Computational fluid dynamics modeling revealed that sampler performance (relative to aerosol inhalability criteria) would not differ substantially at sampler flows of 2 and 10 L/min. With this in mind, the newly designed inhalable aerosol sampler was tested in a wind tunnel, simultaneously, at flows of 2 and 10 L/min flow...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Emily Cox, Ahmad Ghasemloonia, Steven C Nakoneshny, Kourosh Zareinia, Mark Hudon, John T Lysack, Garnette R Sutherland, Joseph C Dort
The majority of head and neck cancers arise from the oral cavity and oropharynx. Many of these lesions will be amenable to surgical resection using transoral approaches including transoral robotic surgery (TORS). To develop and control TORS tools, precise dimensions of the oral cavity and pharynx are desirable. CT angiograms of 76 patients were analyzed. For the oral cavity, only the maximum length and width were measured, while for the pharynx, the width, length, and areas of the airway were all measured and the volume calculated...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Michelle Chiu, Jordan Tarshis, Andreas Antoniou, T Laine Bosma, Jessica E Burjorjee, Neil Cowie, Simone Crooks, Kate Doyle, David Dubois, Tobias Everett, Rachel Fisher, Megan Hayter, Genevieve McKinnon, Diana Noseworthy, Noel O'Regan, Greg Peachey, Arnaud Robitaille, Michael Sullivan, Marshall Tenenbein, Marie-Helene Tremblay
The specialty of anesthesiology will soon adopt the Competence By Design (CBD) approach to residency education developed by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). A foundational component of CBD is frequent and contextualized assessment of trainees. In 2013, the RCPSC Anesthesiology Specialty Committee assembled a group of simulation educators, representing each of the 17 Canadian anesthesiology residency programs, to form the Canadian National Anesthesiology Simulation Curriculum (CanNASC) Task Force...
September 16, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Cristian Abelairas-Gómez, Pablo Vázquez-González, Sergio López-García, José Palacios-Aguilar, Alexis Padrón-Cabo, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality by helicopter rescue swimmers (HRSs) while flying. METHODS: Twenty HRSs from the Spanish Maritime Safety took part in this study. The research protocol included 2 phases: a baseline test (5 minutes of CPR on land) and a challenge test (5 minutes of CPR on a Sikorsky S-61N helicopter in-flight). A Laerdal Resusci Anne mannequin with Laerdal PC Skill Reporting (Stavanger, Norway) was used to register CPR variables...
September 2016: Air Medical Journal
Daniël Lacko, Jochen Vleugels, Erik Fransen, Toon Huysmans, Guido De Bruyne, Marc M Van Hulle, Jan Sijbers, Stijn Verwulgen
Although EEG experiments over the past decades have shown numerous applications for brain-computer interfacing (BCI), there is a need for user-friendly BCI devices that can be used in real-world situations. 3D anthropometry and statistical shape modeling have been shown to improve the fit of devices such as helmets and respirators, and thus they might also be suitable to design BCI headgear that better fits the size and shape variation of the human head. In this paper, a new design method for BCI devices is proposed and evaluated...
January 2017: Applied Ergonomics
Pitsucha Sanguanwit, Thavinee Trainarongsakul, Noppanan Kaewsawang, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Yuwares Sitthichanbuncha
BACKGROUND: Difficult airway intubation is an emergency condition both at the emergency department (ED) and in out-of-hospital situations. Retrograde intubation (RI) is another option for difficult airway management. There are limited data regarding the successful rate of RI compared with direct laryngoscopy (DL) intubation, the commonly used method in the ED. METHODS: This study was a randomized, controlled trial. Participants were randomly assigned to either the RI or the DL technique to attempt intubation on a difficult airway mannequin (Cormack and Lehane grades 3-4)...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Samuel R Heaton, Zoe Little, Kash Akhtar, Manoj Ramachandran, Joshua Lee
AIM: To enhance non-technical skills and to analyse participant's experience of a course tailored for orthopaedic surgeons. METHODS: A Delphi technique was used to develop a course in human factors specific to orthopaedic residents. Twenty-six residents (six per course) participated in total with seven course facilitators all trained in Crisis Resource Management providing structured feedback. Six scenarios recreated challenging real-life situations using high-fidelity mannequins and simulated patients...
August 18, 2016: World Journal of Orthopedics
Erez N Baruch, Avi Benov, Avi Shina, Amy L Berg, Amir Shlaifer, Elon Glassberg, James K Aden, Tarif Bader, John F Kragh, Avraham Yitzhak
INTRODUCTION: Although a lifesaving skill, currently, there is no consensus for the required amount of practice in tourniquet use. We compared the effect of 2 amounts of practice on performance of tourniquet use by nonmedical personnel. METHODS: Israeli military recruits without previous medical training underwent their standard tactical first aid course, and their initial performance in use of the Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT; Composite Resources, Rock Hill, SC) was assessed...
August 27, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ivan Rubbi, Paola Ferri, Giulia Andreina, Valeria Cremonini
INTRODUCTION: Simulation in the context of the educational workshop is becoming an important learning method, as it allows to play realistic clinical-care situations. These vocational training activities promote the development of cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills in a pedagogical context safe and risk-free, but need to be accounted for using by valid and reliable instruments. AIM: To inspect the level of satisfaction of the students of a Degree in Nursing in northern Italy about static and high-fidelity exercises with simulators and clinical cases...
April 2016: Professioni Infermieristiche
Monodeep Biswas, Rajendrakumar Patel, Charles German, Anant Kharod, Ahmed Mohamed, Harvinder S Dod, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Navin C Nanda
The knowledge gained from echocardiography is paramount for the clinician in diagnosing, interpreting, and treating various forms of disease. While cardiologists traditionally have undergone training in this imaging modality during their fellowship, many other specialties are beginning to show interest as well, including intensive care, anesthesia, and primary care trainees, in both transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography. Advances in technology have led to the development of simulation programs accessible to trainees to help gain proficiency in the nuances of obtaining quality images, in a low stress, pressure free environment, often with a functioning ultrasound probe and mannequin that can mimic many of the pathologies seen in living patients...
September 1, 2016: Echocardiography
Germain Puccetti, William Thompson
OBJECTIVES: Hair sprays apply fixative ingredients to provide hold to a hair style as well as weather resistance and optical properties such as shine. Generally, sprays distribute fine particles containing polymeric ingredients to form a thin film on the surface of hair. Different hair types require different strengths of the formed deposit on the hair surface. The present study shows how sprays also alter the visibility of the hair color by altering the surface topology of the hair fibers...
August 17, 2016: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
Jason J Bischof, Ashish R Panchal, Geoffrey I Finnegan, Thomas E Terndrup
UNLABELLED: Introduction Endotracheal intubation (ETI) is a complex clinical skill complicated by the inherent challenge of providing care in the prehospital setting. Literature reports a low success rate of prehospital ETI attempts, partly due to the care environment and partly to the lack of consistent standardized training opportunities of prehospital providers in ETI. Hypothesis/Problem The availability of a mobile simulation laboratory (MSL) to study clinically critical interventions is needed in the prehospital setting to enhance instruction and maintain proficiency...
October 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Christopher W H Yau, Elena Pizzo, Steve Morris, David E Odd, Cathy Winter, Timothy J Draycott
INTRODUCTION: We aim to outline the annual cost of setting up and running a standard, local, multi-professional obstetric emergencies training course, PROMPT (PRactical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training), at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK - a unit caring for approximately 6500 births per year. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, micro-costing analysis was performed. Start-up costs included purchasing training mannequins and teaching props, printing of training materials and assembly of emergency boxes (real and training)...
October 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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