Reproducing difficulties of airway management on patients with restricted mouth opening using the WKA-1

Yohan Noh*, Masanao Segawa, Akihiro Shimomura, Hiroyuki Ishii, Jorge Solis, Kazuyuki Hatake, Atsuo Takanishi

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研究成果: Conference contribution

2 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

Airway management is provided by emergency medical technicians or anesthetists in order to save unconscious patients under emergency situations. Even though airway management is basic skill, there may be some difficulties while performing airway management to patients with abnormalities. Therefore, it is important to train medical students to perform such a task on patients with abnormalities. Recently, many companies are developing airway training mannequins designed to reproduce the conditions of the airway management procedure. However, such training devices cannot provide any quantitative information of the training progress so that few amount of feedback can be provided to trainees. For this purpose, we have proposed the development of an airway management training system which has been designed to embed sensors into a conventional mannequin. As a result, we have developed the Waseda-Kyotokagaku Airway No. 1 (WKA-1). In this paper, the WKA-1 was used to reproduce the airway management on patients with abnormalities on jaw opening. For this purpose, we have added an array of springs to simulate those abnormalities. Then, we proposed an experiment to detect the differences on performances among doctors (anesthetist) while performing the airway management in patients with and without abnormalities on the jaw opening. Both cases were analyzed quantitatively by using the functionalities of the WKA-1. From the experimental results, we could find a statistically significant difference between both cases.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル6th International Special Topic Conference on ITAB, 2007
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ115-118
ページ数4
ISBN(印刷版)9781424418688
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2007 1 1
イベント6th International Special Topic Conference on ITAB, 2007 - Tokyo, Japan
継続期間: 2007 11 82007 11 11

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of the IEEE/EMBS Region 8 International Conference on Information Technology Applications in Biomedicine, ITAB

Conference

Conference6th International Special Topic Conference on ITAB, 2007
国/地域Japan
CityTokyo
Period07/11/807/11/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 工学(全般)
  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)

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