YouTube as an informational source for brachial plexus blocks: evaluation of content and educational value

Selvi O., TULGAR S., Senturk O., Topcu D., Ozer Z.

REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA, vol.69, no.2, pp.168-176, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjan.2018.11.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-176
  • Keywords: YouTube, Anesthesia, Brachial plexus blocks, MEDICAL-STUDENTS, ANESTHESIA, FEEDBACK
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background and objectives: YouTube, the most popular video-sharing website, contains a significant number of medical videos including brachial plexus nerve blocks. Despite the widespread use of this platform as a medical information source, there is no regulation for the quality or content of the videos. The goals of this study are to evaluate the content of material on You Tube relevant to performance of brachial plexus nerve blocks and its quality as a visual digital information source.