PEMC Resources

Paediatric Emergency Medicine Course at ICEM2016 – Online Resources

Herewith some extra online resources for the PEMC held in Cape Town in April 2016 for the International Conference on Emergency Medicine.  Kudos to Dr Baljit Cheema (@PaedsEMCapeTown) for organizing a brilliant workshop.  Although this  is not exclusively airway material, we’re hosting it here for accessibility until a new home is found.

Airway: Supraglottics


Learning objectives for the station and some basic notes are available as a PDF here, written on the fly by Dr Ross Hofmeyr (@rosshofmeyr)

Paediatric (and adult) supraglottic airway (SGA) sizes:

Below: LMA-Classic sizes, inflation volumes (and ETT sizes if used as in intubation conduit).  Please note that these are ideal body weight, not actual body weight, so judge what the obese patient should weigh when making this estimation.

Classic LMA sizes. Source: LMA Quick Reference Guide
Classic LMA sizes. Source: LMA Quick Reference Guide


Sizes of some common SGAs, and the endotracheal tubes which should fit through them.  NB: Intubation through SGAs is a useful airway rescue technique but requires advanced training and the use of a flexible endoscope (fibreoptic or video bronchoscope).  (Source: Hofmeyr R, MMed dissertation, collated from manufacturer data).


Fantastic resources from Dr Andrew Redfern (@PaedCapeTown):


Download this “First Seizure – Now What?” poster as a PDF


Download this “First Seizure – Now What – Tables” poster as a PDF


Download this “What investigations after first seizure?” poster as a PDF.

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Open access meducation for all aspects of airway management