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The clinical effectiveness of simulation based airway management education using the Korean emergency airway registry


1Department of Emergency Medicine, Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital, Gyeonggido, Korea

2 Center for Disaster Relief Training and Research, Yonsei University Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea

3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

4 Emergency Department, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

DOI: 10.22514/SV131.032017.17 Vol.13,Issue 1,March 2017 pp.56-60

Published: 20 March 2017

*Corresponding Author(s): HYUN SOO CHUNG E-mail:


Introduction. Simulation training with an integrated simulator is appropriate for achieving educational goals in airway management. Thus, we designed this study to evaluate the effectiveness of a simulation based emergency airway management pro-gram (SBEAMP) in actual practice. Method. This is a retrospective sub-group analysis of the Korean Emergency Air-way Management Registry from 2006 to 2010. We categorized all hospitals into two groups. Six hospitals that actively attended SBEAMP were defined as the ‘participant group’, and the others as the ‘non-partici-pant group’. The types of medicines admin-istered, the use of pre-oxygenation, and the rate of first pass success were compared. Result. The ratio of patients with no medi-cine received during intubation showed a decrease in both groups but was more rapid in the participant group (p<0.001). The ratio of intubation with sedatives alone was high in the non-participant group (P<0.001). The ratio of intubation with paralytics alone was high in the non-participant group (p<0.001). In the partici-pant group, a combination of both agents was used more frequently (P<0.001). Cases of intubation with both agents and preoxy-genation were more prevalent in the par-ticipant group (P<0.001).  

Conclusion. We concluded in this study that SBEAMP had a positive influence on actual clinical outcomes in emergency air-way management.


airway management, registry, simulation training

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HYUNJONG KIM,SEUNGHWAN KIM,JE SUNG YOU,HYUK JOONG CHOI,HYUN SOO CHUNG. The clinical effectiveness of simulation based airway management education using the Korean emergency airway registry. Signa Vitae. 2017. 13(1);56-60.


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