Virtual Training to Support Insertion of Advanced Technology at Remote Military Locations
It is essential that the US military has an effective method for rapid insertion of novel medical technology to far forward locations. An example of such novel technology is advanced airway management tools. 1 Airway management problems are estimated to comprise up to 10% of preventable combat deaths in recent conflicts. Airway obstruction contributed to death from civilian major trauma in up to 85% of patients dying before reaching the hospital.2,3 This demonstration utilized advance video communication technology to train a novice airway manager in videolaryngoscopy.