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Braz J Anesthesiol. November 15, 2021: S0104-0014 (21) 00389-4. doi: 10.1016 / j.bjane.2021.10.002. Online ahead of print.
INTRODUCTION: There are many possible sources of medical information; however, the quality of the information varies. Poor quality or inaccurate resources can be harmful if they are trusted by suppliers. This study aimed to analyze the quality of intubation videos related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on YouTube.
METHODS: The term “COVID-19 intubation” has been searched on YouTube. The top 100 videos retrieved have been sorted by relevance and all 37 videos have been included. The demographics of the video have been recorded. The quality of the videos was analyzed using an 18-point checklist, designed to assess COVID-19 intubation. Videos were also assessed using General Video Quality Scores and Modified Score from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
RESULTS: Educational quality was rated good for eight (21.6%) videos, moderate for 13 (35.1%) videos and poor for 16 (43.2%) videos. The median COVID-19 Safe Intubation Score (SCIS) was 11 (IQR = 5-13). SCIS reported that videos prepared in an intensive care unit were of better quality than videos from other sources (p
CONCLUSIONS: The quality of YouTube videos for COVID-19 intubation is substandard. Poor quality videos can provide inaccurate information to viewers and potentially cause damage.