Combined intubation training (simulated and human) for 4th year medical students: the Center for Advanced Technology and Telemedicine airway training program

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2011;163:71-3.


The video laryngoscope is a useful tool in intubation training as it allows both the trainer and the student to share the same view of the airway during the intubation process. In this study, the Center for Advanced Technology and Telemedicine's airway training program employed videolaryngoscopy (VL) in teaching both simulated (manikin) and human intubation. The videolaryngoscope statistically improved the glottic view in both the standard and difficult manikin airways when compared to that with standard (direct) laryngoscopy. The success rate in simulated difficult airway intubation was significantly improved using VL. With human intubation training, there was statistically significant improvement in airway views using VL and a 97.5% intubation success rate. The enhanced view of the videolaryngoscope in airway intubation facilitates the learning process in performing both simulated and human intubation, making it a powerful tool in intubation training.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods*
  • Education, Medical / methods*
  • Equipment Design
  • Equipment Failure Analysis
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal / instrumentation*
  • Laryngoscopes*
  • Manikins*
  • Nebraska
  • Video Recording / instrumentation*