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Title: Use of GoPro point-of-view camera in intubation simulation—A randomized controlled trial
Authors: Koh, W.
Khoo, D.
Terry Pan, L.T.
Lean, L.L.
Loh, M.-H.
Vanessa Chua, T.Y.
Ti, Lian Kah 
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Citation: Koh, W., Khoo, D., Terry Pan, L.T., Lean, L.L., Loh, M.-H., Vanessa Chua, T.Y., Ti, Lian Kah (2020). Use of GoPro point-of-view camera in intubation simulation—A randomized controlled trial. PLoS ONE 15 (12-Dec) : e0243217. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Introduction Teaching endotracheal intubation is uniquely challenging due to its technical, high-stakes, and highly time-sensitive nature. The GoPro is a small, lightweight, high-resolution action camera with a wide-angle field of view that can encompass both the airway as well as the procedurist’s hands and positioning technique when worn with a head mount. We aimed to evaluate its effectiveness in improving intubation teaching for novice learners in a simulated setting, via a two-arm, parallel group, randomized controlled superiority trial with 1:1 allocation ratio. Methods We recruited Year 4 medical students at the start of their compulsory 2-week Anesthesia posting. Participants underwent a standardized intubation curriculum and a formative assessment, then randomized to receive GoPro or non-GoPro led feedback. After a span of three months, participants were re-assessed in a summative assessment by blinded accessors. Participants were also surveyed on their learning experience for a qualitative thematic perspective. The primary outcomes were successful intubation and successful first-pass intubation. Results Seventy-one participants were recruited with no dropouts, and all were included in the analysis. 36 participants received GoPro led feedback, and 35 participants received non-GoPro led feedback. All participants successfully intubated the manikin. No statistically significant differences were found between the GoPro group and the non-GoPro group at summative assessment (85.3% vs 90.0%, p = 0.572). Almost all participants surveyed found the GoPro effective for their learning (98.5%). Common themes in the qualitative analysis were: the ability for an improved assessment, greater identification of small details that would otherwise be missed, and usefulness of the unique point-of-view footage in improving understanding. Conclusions The GoPro is a promising tool for simulation-based intubation teaching. There are considerations in its implementation to maximize the learning experience and yield from GoPro led feedback and training. © 2020 Koh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Source Title: PLoS ONE
ISSN: 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0243217
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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