Early experience in use of videolaryngoscopy by a neonatal pre-hospital and retrieval service

David Lacquiere (Lead / Corresponding author), Jacob Smith, Neel Bhanderi, Francis Lockie, Jacintha Pickles, Mardi Steere, John Craven, Stefan Mazur

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe initial experience with use of the Glidescope Go videolaryngoscope by an Australian neonatal pre-hospital and retrieval service.

METHODS: We conducted a 31-month retrospective review of an airway registry for neonates intubated by MedSTAR Kids clinicians.

RESULTS: Twenty-two patients were intubated using the Glidescope Go, compared with 50 using direct laryngoscopy. First-pass success was 17/22 (77.3%) with the Glidescope Go and 38/50 (76%) with direct laryngoscopy. Complications occurred in 7/22 (32%) and 8/50 (16%), respectively.

CONCLUSIONS: On initial review of this practice change, videolaryngoscopy allows neonatal tracheal intubation with a comparable success rate to direct laryngoscopy in a pre-hospital and retrieval setting.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalEmergency medicine Australasia : EMA
Early online date30 Jan 2024
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Jan 2024

Keywords

  • intubation
  • neonatal
  • retrieval
  • videolaryngoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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