Comparison of Two-hand Mask Ventilation Technique: Standard V-E Versus Reversal V-E Technique

2017-05-31 18:38:21 | BioPortfolio


This study hypothesizes that a novel reversal V-E ventilation technique will retain its high efficiency as that of standard V-E technique and will be easier to use.


Despite advances in intubation technology, difficult airways persist. Because it is failure to oxygenate, not failure to intubate, that ultimately leads to brain injury and cardiovascular collapse, effective mask ventilation is at least as important as successful intubation. Therefore optimizing mask ventilation is crucial for clinicians. When difficult mask ventilation encounters, clinicians often switch to two hand technique to hold the mask including either "C-E" clamp or "V-E" clamp. Both volume mode ventilation and pressure mode ventilation are superior with the V-E technique as compared to the C-E technique. The study will test the hypothesis that a novel reversal V-E mask ventilation technique will retain its high efficiency as that of standard V-E technique but be easier to use than standard V-E technique.

Study Design




Standard V-E ventilation technique, Reversal V-E ventilation technique


Vanderbilt University Medical Center
United States


Active, not recruiting


Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-05-31T18:38:21-0400

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