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Comparison of direct intubation and Supraglottic Airway Laryngopharyngeal Tube (S.A.L.T.) for endotracheal intubation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Randomized manikin study

Andrzej Kurowski, Łukasz Szarpak, Piotr Zaśko, Łukasz Bogdański, Zenon Truszewski
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.2015.0031
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2015;47(3):195-199.

open access

Vol 47, No 3 (2015)
Original and clinical articles
Submitted: 2015-07-09

Abstract

Background: Airway control is a potentially lifesaving procedure, but intubation by direct laryngoscopy may be difficult. The aim of this study was to assess the success rate of tracheal intubation using the Macintosh laryngoscope and Supraglottic Airway Laryngopharyngeal Tube (S.A.L.T) device.

Methods: This is a randomised cross-over study involving 120 paramedics utilising the Macintosh laryngoscope and S.A.L.T. during simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin. We compared times to successful intubation and intubation success rates for intubation using Macintosh and S.A.L.T. performed by paramedics, during CPR with and without chest compression.

Results: Mean intubation times for conventional laryngoscopic intubation and S.A.L.T. without chest compressions were 31.52 ± 7.23 s and 17.97 ± 5.33 s, respectively (P < 0.001).

Conclusions: Intubation via the S.A.L.T. was more successful than conventional laryngoscopic intubation, regardless of whether chest compressions were interrupted or not.

Abstract

Background: Airway control is a potentially lifesaving procedure, but intubation by direct laryngoscopy may be difficult. The aim of this study was to assess the success rate of tracheal intubation using the Macintosh laryngoscope and Supraglottic Airway Laryngopharyngeal Tube (S.A.L.T) device.

Methods: This is a randomised cross-over study involving 120 paramedics utilising the Macintosh laryngoscope and S.A.L.T. during simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a manikin. We compared times to successful intubation and intubation success rates for intubation using Macintosh and S.A.L.T. performed by paramedics, during CPR with and without chest compression.

Results: Mean intubation times for conventional laryngoscopic intubation and S.A.L.T. without chest compressions were 31.52 ± 7.23 s and 17.97 ± 5.33 s, respectively (P < 0.001).

Conclusions: Intubation via the S.A.L.T. was more successful than conventional laryngoscopic intubation, regardless of whether chest compressions were interrupted or not.

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Keywords

cardiopulmonary resuscitation; laryngoscopy, Macintosh laryngoscope; airway, S.A.L.T.; paramedic

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Title

Comparison of direct intubation and Supraglottic Airway Laryngopharyngeal Tube (S.A.L.T.) for endotracheal intubation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Randomized manikin study

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 47, No 3 (2015)

Pages

195-199

DOI

10.5603/AIT.2015.0031

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2015;47(3):195-199.

Keywords

cardiopulmonary resuscitation
laryngoscopy
Macintosh laryngoscope
airway
S.A.L.T.
paramedic

Authors

Andrzej Kurowski
Łukasz Szarpak
Piotr Zaśko
Łukasz Bogdański
Zenon Truszewski

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