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Evaluation of clinical effectiveness of the Frova single-use tracheal tube introducer

Hodzovic, Iljaz, Wilkes, Antony Robert, Stacey, Mark Reginald William and Latto, Ian P. 2008. Evaluation of clinical effectiveness of the Frova single-use tracheal tube introducer. Anaesthesia 63 (2) , pp. 189-194. 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2007.05322.x

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Abstract

A prospective observational study design was used to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of the Frova single-use tracheal tube introducer. Data were collected from 203 patients. Consultants and trainee anaesthetists completed 61 (30%) and 142 (70%) forms respectively, when the Frova introducer was used. It was successfully placed in the trachea in 194/203 (96%) of patients with two attempts at placement by the first clinician. The first clinician failed to either pass the Frova introducer or railroad the tube in six (3%) and 10 (5%) of the 203 patients respectively. The success rate by the first clinician was significantly influenced by the laryngeal view obtained (p < 0.0001). There was only one failure to place the Frova introducer in the trachea by either the first or second clinician. Airway trauma was detected in 11/203 (5%) patients. In six of these 11 patients blood was detected on tracheal suction; ‘distal hold up’ was elicited in five of these six. The Frova introducer has a high success rate for tracheal placement but has noteworthy potential to produce airway trauma.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0003-2409
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 04:01
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/29523

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