Research Article

The Effect of Face-to-face Education and Video-mediated Distance Education on the Adaptation Process to the Videolaryngoscope


  • Aslı Horasan Filizer
  • Onat Bermede
  • Volkan Baytaş
  • Zekeriyya Alanoğlu

Received Date: 17.01.2022 Accepted Date: 01.03.2022 J Ankara Univ Fac Med 2022;75(2):253-258


Videolaryngoscopes are considered useful in difficult intubation and have been included in recent guidelines. However, videolaryngoscopy training is inadequate and the learning curve is slow. Therefore, as an alternative to face-to-face education, it was aimed to evaluate the effect of video-mediated distance education on the adaptation process to the videolaryngoscope.

Materials and Methods:

Fifth - 6th grade medical faculty students and residents with less than 1 year experience without videolaryngoscopy practice were divided into two groups as video-mediated distance education (Group 1) and face-to-face education (Group 2) groups. Laryngoscope placement and larynx visualization times, Cormack Lehane (CML) score, tube placement and total intubation times, and intubation performances of the practitioners were evaluated on the mannequin with three applications repeated at intervals of one week.


Thirty-five practitioners were included, 18 (10 female, 8 male) in Group 1 and 17 (12 female, 5 male) in Group 2. While tube placement and total intubation time were significantly shortened in intragroup evaluations in both groups [32 (15.25-87) vs 16 (12.75-20.75), p=0.006; 32 (19.5-44.5) vs 14 (10-17.5), p=0.006]; there was no significant difference between the groups. While the CML score was 84% in Group 1 in the first application, this rate was 88% in Group 2. In the third application, the CML score was found to be 1 at a rate of 95% in Group 1 and 100% in Group 2 (p>0.05).


Videolaryngoscopes can be used for airway, laryngoscopy, intubation training as well as difficult airway management. The problem caused by the low number of people who will provide videolaryngoscope usage training can be overcome with video trainings and more people can be easily accessed. Video-mediated distance learning for videolaryngoscopy is a good alternative to face-to-face training.

Keywords: Videolaryngoscopy, Video Mediated Training, Distance Learning

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