Manikin training for neonatal resuscitation with the laryngeal mask airway

Gandini, Donna, and Brimacombe, Joseph (2004) Manikin training for neonatal resuscitation with the laryngeal mask airway. Pediatric Anesthesia, 14 (6). pp. 493-494.

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Background: We describe our experience of brief (≤15 min) manikin-only training with the laryngeal mask airway (LMATM) for neonatal resuscitation in 80 health care workers.

Methods: Prior to training, 31% had not heard of the LMA, 57% did not know the LMA could be used for neonatal resuscitation and 88% thought it was a disposable device.

Results: The mean (sd) range time to insert the LMA after training was 5 (2, 5–16) s and there were no failed insertions. The preferred technique for neonatal resuscitation, before vs after training, changed from 72 to 14% for the face mask (P < 0.00001), from 6 to 80% for the LMA (P < 0.00001), from 5 to 0% for laryngoscope-guided tracheal intubation (P = 0.04) and from 16 to 5% for unknown (P = 0.02). All considered that training was adequate and the LMA should be available on neonatal resuscitation carts. Confidence in using the LMA increased from 8 to 97% (P < 0.0001).

Conclusions: We conclude that LMA insertion success rates are high and confidence increases after brief manikin-only training.

Item ID: 7003
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1460-9592
Keywords: airway management; laryngeal mask airway; manikin; neonates; resuscitation
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2010 00:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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