Ultrasound Examination Versus Palpation to Locate the Cricothyroid Membrane

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Seltz Kristensen, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01735760
First received: November 24, 2012
Last updated: November 23, 2013
Last verified: November 2013

November 24, 2012
November 23, 2013
November 2012
December 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
rate of success of localizing the cricothyroid membrane with ultrasound and palpation [ Time Frame: december 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
the rate of success is measured
Same as current
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time to localise the cricothyroid membrane with ultrasonography and palpation [ Time Frame: december 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
time measure for both ultrasonographic and palpation method
Same as current
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Ultrasound Examination Versus Palpation to Locate the Cricothyroid Membrane
Comparison of Ultrasound Examination and Palpation to Locate the Cricothyroid Membrane - a Randomized Study

Anesthesiologists get a course on localizing the cricothyroid membrane on a human using ultrasonography. Thereafter their ability to localize the cricothyroid membrane with either palpation or ultrasonography, in a randomised fashion, is tested.

The ability to localize the cricothyroid membrane on patients before airway management is crucial in order to be able to follow the difficult airway algorithms.

Studies have show a high failure rate when anesthesiologists rely on palpation.

In this study Anesthesiologists get an e-learning course, get literature to study , and get a theoretical course and a hands-on course in using ultrasound for localizing the cricothyroid membrane. . Thereafter their ability to localize the cricothyroid membrane with either palpation or ultrasonography, in a randomised fashion, is tested.

Observational
Observational Model: Case-Crossover
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Non-Probability Sample

anesthesiologists

Focus: Localizing the Cricothyroid Membrane Before Airway Management
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  • Palpation
    The group using palpation as primary attempt at localizing the cricothyroid membrane
  • Ultrasonography
    The group using ultrasound for their primary approach to localizing the cricothyroid membrane
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
 
Completed
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December 2012
December 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • being an anesthesiologist attending our airway management course

Exclusion Criteria:

  • unwillingness to participate
Both
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Denmark
 
NCT01735760
US-MC-001
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Michael Seltz Kristensen, Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
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Rigshospitalet, Denmark
November 2013

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