Journal article

Emergency intubation of children outside of the operating room

Elliot Long, Michael J Barrett, Cheryl Peters, Stefan Sabato, Francis Lockie

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Intubation of children outside of the operating room is performed infrequently and is often associated with life-threatening adverse events. This review aims to clarify the contributors to adverse events encountered during intubations outside of the operating room and provide preventative strategies. The primary contributors to adverse events during non-operating room intubations are physiologically and situationally difficult airways; anatomically difficult airways are rare. Systems-based changes, including a shared mental model, standardization in equipment and its location, checklist use, physiological resuscitation prior to resuscitation, dose titration of induction agent, multi-discipli..

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