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The Development and Evaluation of a Novel Feline Intubation Model

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Title: The Development and Evaluation of a Novel Feline Intubation Model
Author: Smith, Claudia
Department: School of Engineering
Program: Engineering
Advisor: Runciman, John
Abstract: Veterinary training requires the development of many complex technical skills. There are currently few models commercially available on which students can repeatedly practice such skills. The goal of this thesis was to design and evaluate a novel feline intubation model for incorporation into the Ontario Veterinary School curriculum. Intubating felines is challenging due to their size and laryngeal sensitivities. A study was conducted evaluating current canine intubation models used in teaching to determine desirable characteristics. A novel feline intubation model was designed based on these results and was evaluated by professionals. Evaluation of the novel feline intubation model subsequently determined that it was cost-effective and possessed numerous desirable features. Further studies are required to determine the long-term benefits of model use for student learning.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/12111
Date: 2017-12
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada
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