Quick Overview of Pediatric Intubation

Posted by Sam D. Say

Jun 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Pediatric intubation is the nightmare scenario for every parent. Yet the procedure remains common, thanks in part to differences in children’s airway anatomy that make them more vulnerable to respiratory distress. Your agency must offer regular training on pediatric intubation because the pediatric airway is smaller, more difficult to access, and more vulnerable to injury. Knowledge is no substitute for lived experience, so take every opportunity to practice pediatric intubation. Here’s a quick overview of the process.

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Topics: Pediatric Suction

Mobile Suction for Babies: What You Need to Know

Posted by Sam D. Say

Feb 19, 2019 8:00:00 AM

It’s a scary moment for even the most experienced first responder. The baby has been delivered in the hospital parking lot and isn’t breathing. Or a newborn’s parents call, sobbing, and report that their baby is in respiratory distress. Caring for babies facing respiratory emergencies is emotionally and physically challenging work. That’s because babies’ airways are much smaller than adults’, and the stakes are very high. A respiratory injury to a baby in respiratory distress can prove catastrophic. Here’s what you need to know to provide exceptional care to your most vulnerable patients.

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Topics: Pediatric Suction

3 Pediatric Suction Scenarios You Will Likely Encounter

Posted by Sam D. Say

Oct 1, 2017 4:30:00 AM

 

It's three a.m. and you have just been dispatched to a "pediatric difficulty breathing." As you rub the sleep from your eyes, you perform a quick mental review of PALS protocol, just in case. Perhaps the child simply has a cold, and the parent has panicked. It happens all the time. But perhaps it's something more serious. You had better be ready for anything.

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Topics: EMS suction, Pediatric Suction