This paper presents a simulation of Virtual Airway Skill Trainer (VAST) tasks. The simulated tasks are a part of two main airway management techniques; Endotracheal Intubation (ETI) and Cricothyroidotomy (CCT). ETI is a simple nonsurgical airway management technique, while CCT is the extreme surgical alternative to secure the airway of a patient. We developed identification of Mallampati class, finding the optimal angle for positioning pharyngeal/mouth axes tasks for ETI and identification of anatomical landmarks and incision tasks for CCT. Both ETI and CCT simulators were used to get physicians' feedback at Society for Education in Anesthesiology and Association for Surgical Education spring meetings. In this preliminary validation study, total 38 participants for ETI and 48 for CCT performed each simulation task and completed pre and post questionnaires. In this work, we present the details of the simulation for the tasks and also the analysis of the collected data from the validation study.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 22|
|Editors||Li Fellander-Tsai, Kirby G. Vosburgh, James D. Westwood, Steven Senger, Susan W. Westwood, Cali M. Fidopiastis, Alan Liu|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - 2016|
|Event||Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 2016 - Los Angeles, United States|
Duration: Apr 7 2016 → Apr 9 2016
|Name||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|
|Other||Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 22, NextMed/MMVR 2016|
|Period||4/7/16 → 4/9/16|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This project was supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant NIH/NHLBI 1R01HL119248-01A1, NIH/NIBIB 2R01EB005807, 5R01EB010037, 1R01EB009362 and 1R01EB014305. This publication was made possible by the Arkansas INBRE program, supported by grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) (P20 GM103429) (formerly P20RR016460).
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- Airway management
- Virtual reality