Pediatric Supraglottic Airways

2016-10-13T18:16:21-05:00April 23rd, 2015|Airway, Pediatrics|

Intubating and non-intubating supraglottic airways (LMA) for neonates and children are an important tool for managing the emergency pediatric airway. Depending on the product, they have unique features that can help facilitate BVM ventilation, provide gastric suctioning, or allow for intubation directly or over a bronchoscope. Learn how to use the air-Q LMA, LMA Supreme, LMA Fastrach and how they can be incorporated as a critical part of your pediatric airway algorithm.

Gentian Violet for Pediatric Thrush

2016-10-13T18:16:43-05:00February 12th, 2013|Infectious Disease, Pediatrics|

While it is often hard to find the bottle around our ED, gentian violent is an excellent treatment for tongue thrush in kids. It almost instantly dissolves off the plaques. However, be careful because the liquid stains EVERYTHING it touches and does not come off. So don't spill it in

Neonatal Emesis

2016-10-13T18:16:43-05:00September 14th, 2012|DDx, Pediatrics|

Like most emergency physicians, I am much more comfortable taking care of adults than children. This is simply because of the generally low number of very sick children we see. This is doubly so for neonates. One common chief complaint during the neonatal period is excessive spitti