Here is the final Lecture. It's nice and short because the vast majority of skills in airway management are identical between adults and children (only smaller). The team management is the same (only quieter), the level ear-to-sternal notches are the same (only smaller), the nasal cannulas are the same (only smaller and lower flow), as are laryngoscopes (only smaller and straighter). you get the picture. 

Use a drug calculator (http://www.ianesthesia.org/apps/pedi-safe/) to double-check your dosages and equipment sizes, then focus on getting the oxygen into the patient. 


 ---for full clarity: click through to watch in Vimeo


Here are the pretest questions for the Paediatric Module: 

  • Describe some paediatric difficult airway anatomical, and physiological considerations?
  • Describe some paediatric pharmacological and equipment sizing considerations.
    • RSI Drugs: 
      • Sedation:
      • Paralysis:
        • Premedication:
  • Sizing of equipment
    • Predicted uncuffed ET Tube
    • Predicted cuffed ET Tube
    • Distance to lip =
    • NPA- 
    • OPA- 
  • What are the major differences in pediatric failed airway management?


Reuben Strayer. Emergency Medicine Updates (http://emupdates.com). 12 minute screencast: pediatric airway for emergency physicians who are not also pediatricians http://emupdates.com/2011/05/24/12-minute-screencast-pediatric-airway-for-emergency-physicians-who-are-not-also-pediatricians/


For those of you who want even more paeds ED airway stuff, have a listen to the Master tell some more tails involving paediatic airways: 

http://intensivecarenetwork.com/levitan-richard-alien-airways-neonates-small-children/


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