Eh? Pedi field protocols? - page 2

We have a new nurse orienting to the ER, never worked an ER before. She was asking me about RSI and I was explaining why we do it. The questions turned to intubating kids, and my coworker jumped in... Read More

  1. by   vampiregirl
    Quote from vamedic4
    Don't forget about a nasal airway!! VERY useful in situations like these!!!
    Is vamedic4 perhaps referring to an npa? I've not seen an npa occlude an airway IF it is sized properly (measured from the tip of the ear to the tip of the nostril, appropriate diameter) and no facial trauma. Or is there something I'm not considering...

    I work as an EMT-A for a somewhat rural EMS service, transports ~20 min to local hospital. Our EMT-P protocols include pediatric intubation and RSI.