- Poster presentation
- Open Access
Retention of skills during emergency airway management training: a 12-month follow-up
© BioMed Central Ltd. 2010
- Published: 1 March 2010
- Medical Student
- Emergency Medicine
- Tidal Volume
- Random Order
Besides the gold standard endotracheal tube, supraglottic airway devices are alternatives for emergency airway management . The goal of the study was to identify airway devices that provide successful ventilation, even 12 months after training in manikins.
In 2008, 288 medical students were trained to use laryngeal mask airways (LMAs) Unique, ProSeal, Supreme, I-Gel and bag-mask ventilation (BM) on manikins (Ambu). Students successful on the first attempt (n = 190) for all devices in random order were included and tested 12 months later without further training. The insertion time to first successful ventilation, tidal volume (TV) and gastric inflation were assessed.
One year after training, time for successful ventilation for all devices was lower than 25 seconds. This is acceptable compared with the gold standard endotracheal tube, but due to the rising gastric inflation rate and high amount of insufficient tidal volume, shorter intervals of training maybe necessary.