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.
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.
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):
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