Assessing intravenous cannulation and tracheal intubation training.


A simple graphical method is described that allows the assessment of a student's progress while learning intravenous cannulation and tracheal intubation. Thirty-four students were studied during their initial training; 91% of those students who obtained a sufficient number of trials to allow a final assessment to be made met the criterion of 80% success for cannulation and 95% achieved similar success in intubation. Thirty-one ambulance staff who returned for a 3-day refresher course were also assessed; 44% (for intravenous cannulation) and 61% (for tracheal intubation) met the 80% success criterion.

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@article{Wilson1991AssessingIC, title={Assessing intravenous cannulation and tracheal intubation training.}, author={Marie E Wilson}, journal={Anaesthesia}, year={1991}, volume={46 7}, pages={578-9} }