|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|
|Keywords||airway management, Anesthesia, endotracheal intubation, indirect laryngoscope, video laryngoscope|
Aim: To describe the adoption patterns of intubating devices used at a major teaching and research facility.
Materials & methods: Retrospective analysis of 2012-2019 data on frequency and trends in airway management devices collected from our anesthesia information management system.
Results: 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.
Conclusion: Our study shows a clear increase in VL usage which has implications in quality of care and medical education.