A PAS 2023 study was completed by:
Caitlin Keane-Bisconti DO, Leor Akabas MD and Haamid Chamdawala MD, MPH
Video Otoscopy in the Pediatric ED:
Can it limit the need for repeat ear exams?
Summary: Video Otoscopy eliminated the need for a repeat ear exam in 75% of patients, and was superior to conventional otoscopy as a teaching and diagnostic tool
The video otoscope (VO) allows trainees to record magnified images and videos of the tympanic membrane (TM)
To evaluate whether trainees’ use of a VO can avoid repeat ear exams by supervising physicians, and to assess a VO’s educational value compared to conventional otoscopes (CO)
Prospective observational study of trainees in the pediatric ED examining patients ages 6 months – 5 years presenting with fever, URI symptoms and/or otalgia (11/21-7/22)