It’s very common for providers who rarely care for children to be anxious when faced with a small child’s airway, even if they are comfortable with adult airway management. Whether you’re a student training to be a paramedic, a nurse anesthetist, a doctor who will manage the pediatric airway on a daily basis, or whether you are a nurse or doctor who must occasionally rescue a pediatric airway, this textbook was written for you.
Why Is Pediatric Airway Management: A Step-by-Step Guide
The Best Intubation/Airway Management Training Book?
- It’s written by Dr. Whitten, an expert pediatric anesthesiologist and educator with almost 40 years of experience.
- It teaches why children are different in easy to understand terms. The anatomy and physiology of babies and young children predisposes to airway obstruction and respiratory failure. Understanding why a patient is at risk helps you more effectively recognize the patient in trouble and manage the problem.
- It’s practical. This book breaks down each skill into basic steps, describing exactly what the learner will experience in real life.
- It’s comprehensively illustrated with detailed drawings, photos, and on-line video clips of actual patients and animations.
This Book Teaches:
- airway anatomy, including differences between the baby, the child, and the adult
- age related differences in how pediatric physiology predisposes the child to a higher risk of airway obstruction and respiratory failure
- how to assess respiratory status, including recognizing airway obstruction
- how to open the airway, with age specific tips
- tips and tricks on how to manually ventilate any age patient
- how to assess and intubate any age patient
- basic equipment and how to use it
- neonatal resuscitation
- how to avoid common errors
- strategies for difficult intubations
- rapid sequence induction (RSI)
- how to use the Glidescope, and the LMA