Mar 09, 2015 · Pediatric vs Adult Airway. Posted March 9, 2015 by Jeff Simpson. Pediatric vs Adult Airway. From time to time all ACLS, PALS and BLS providers with airway management responsibilities, emergent or routine, will encounter the pediatric patient and be called upon to manage a pediatric airway.
This article discussion some of the key anatomy, physiology, and technical points to intubating an infant or small child safely. I’ve been hard at work on writing and illustrating my upcoming book on pediatric airway management so I thought I would spend some time talking about care of our littlest patients.
AIRWAY ANATOMY. The airway of the pediatric patient differs in many ways which impact the anesthesiologist's management of the airway. Predictably, these differences are most pronounced at birth and the most unfamiliar (non-adult like) airway is encountered in neonates and infants under 1 .
Feb 23, 2015 · Cobra Perilaryngeal Airway Perilaryngeal airway device with distal end shaped like a cobra-head Positioned into aryepiglottic folds and directly seats on entrance to glottis Inflation of the cuff occludes the nasopharynx pushing the tongue and soft tissues forward and preventing air leak Available in sizes pediatric to adult ½ to 6.