A Prospective Assessment of Nasopharyngolaryngoscope Recording Adaptor Use in Residency Training

Yuan F. Liu, Cherine H. Kim, Traci W. Bailey, Brian M. Hondorp, Khanh Nguyen, Miguel Krishnan, Alfred A. Simental, Jared C. Inman

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Flexible fiberoptic nasopharyngolaryngoscope (FN) examinations are important to the practice of otolaryngology (ENT). We sought to assess whether a portable recording adaptor for the FN can enhance resident learning and improve patient management. The adaptor was used prospectively on consultations by first- and second-year ENT residents, and changes in diagnosis and management were recorded in the patient care workflow. In 43 patients, we found a 23% change in diagnosis, 44% change in management, and 19% change in surgical management after an attending reviewed recorded videos. Residents and attendings reported that discussing the video enhanced learning in 88% and 81% of cases, respectively. A portable FN recording adaptor has the potential to improve resident training and perhaps lead to more prompt health care delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)710-713
Number of pages4
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • endoscopic assessment
  • fiberoptic nasopharyngoscope
  • nasopharyngolaryngoscope
  • nasopharyngoscope adaptor
  • nasopharyngoscopy
  • patient care delivery
  • resident education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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