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.
Evaluation of pediatric head trauma, especially the decision to obtain advanced imaging has significant risk/benefit trade-offs. Three major studies have been performed to aid the emergency physician and parents in this decision.
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
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