Observational Study
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World J Methodol. May 20, 2022; 12(3): 113-121
Published online May 20, 2022. doi: 10.5662/wjm.v12.i3.113
Airway management training program for nurses via online course in COVID-19 preparedness
Bhavna Gupta, Gaurav Jain, Sharmishtha Pathak, Priyanka Mishra, Hemanth Kumar, Shalinee Rao
Bhavna Gupta, Gaurav Jain, Sharmishtha Pathak, Priyanka Mishra, Department of Anesthesia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh 249203, Uttarakhand, India
Hemanth Kumar, Shalinee Rao, Department of Advanced Centre of Continuous Professional Development, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh 249203, Uttarakhand, India
Author contributions: Gupta B and Jain G designed the research study and performed the research and manuscript editing and review; Pathak S and Mishra P performed the literature search, data analysis, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation and editing; Rao S and Kumar H performed the study design, research study, and manuscript editing and review; and all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the AIIMS Institutional Review Board (study registration No. AIIMS/IEC/20/283).
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that there are no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement.
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Corresponding author: Priyanka Mishra, MBBS, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Veerbhadra Marg, Rishikesh 249203, Uttarakhand, India. pmishra15390@gmail.com
Received: December 17, 2021
Peer-review started: December 17, 2021
First decision: March 24, 2022
Revised: March 27, 2022
Accepted: May 7, 2022
Article in press: May 7, 2022
Published online: May 20, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: The health care response systems are being persistently challenged by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Nurses are actively involved in various tasks of airway management like preparation of airway equipment, drugs, and basic airway management. This study demonstrated a gross lack of knowledge regarding airway management despite receiving basic life support training. The participants felt more self-reliant and confident in executing the roles of airway assistant and drug assistant after the session. There is a need to train nursing staff from different subsets of practice in the safe conduct of airway management and simulation based online training program for health professionals can be employed for preparedness against COVID-19.