|Title||Adoption of video laryngoscopy by a major academic anesthesia department.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Samuels JD, Tangel VE, Lui B, Turnbull ZA, Pryor KO, White RS, Jiang SY|
|Journal||J Comp Eff Res|
|Date Published||2021 Jan 20|
To describe the adoption patterns of intubating devices used at a major teaching and research facility. Retrospective analysis of 2012-2019 data on frequency and trends in airway management devices collected from our anesthesia information management system. Use of direct laryngoscopy was more frequent, but there was a downward trend in use over time (p < 0.008) in favor of video laryngoscopy (VL), which increased significantly (p < 0.008). The largest growth among devices was the McGrath VL, which increased from 0.2% in 2012 to 36.2% of cases in 2019. Our study shows a clear increase in VL usage which has implications in quality of care and medical education.
|Alternate Journal||J Comp Eff Res|