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JNMA J Nepal Med Assoc. 2015 Apr-Jun;53(198):141-3.

The Feeding Tube- a Simple Yet Handy Aid to Intubate an Unanticipated Difficult Pediatric Airway.

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Department of Anesthesia, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India.

Abstract

Pediatric intubation requires certain unique set of additional skills compared to intubating adults. The challenges of successfully intubation of a child increases as the age and size of the child decrease and are compounded when airway difficulties arise for various reasons. Often in the rural setting, such procedures may have to be carried out by health care personnel who get trained on-the-job, and in the absence of adequate technological back-up. This leads to an increased incidence of failed intubations which can have devastating complications, especially in the pediatric age group. We describe a simple technique which helped us while intubate a 40-day old infant, without any major catastrophes.

KEYWORDS:

airway management; infant; intubation; newborn; endotracheal.

PMID:
26994038
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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