Needle Cricothyrotomy

Surgical airway of choice in children < 10-12 years old. Provides a temporary airway to oxygenate and ventilate a patient in a failed airway...

Shock – Aetiology and pathophysiology

Acute circulatory failure leading to inadequate tissue perfusion which, if prolonged, results in irreversible organ failure. Mortality is high without early diagnosis and treatment. Hypovolaemic...

Airway Adjuncts

Oropharyngeal and Nasopharyngeal Airway Placement Indications ■ Relieve upper airway obstruction from the tongue in the unconscious or semiconscious patient ■ Adjunct to bag-valve-mask (BVM) ventilation Procedure 1.Oropharyngeal airway...

Airway Management- Decision to Intubate

Failure to maintain a patent airway Impending upper airway obstruction (eg, facial burns, severe angio - edema, penetrating neck trauma, expanding hematoma, foreign body, epiglottitis). Severe...

Treatment for status Epilepticus in children

Start with lorazepam or midazolam 0.1 mg/kg (up to 4 mg/dose) IV, may repeat dose every 5 - 10 mins as needed to stop...

Atrial Septum – Development

The atrial septum is responsible for the initial division of the primitive atrium into the left and right atria. The steps of development are...

Treating choking in adults and children over 7 years old

Step 1: Encourage coughing • Ask the victim to cough. This may dislodge whatever is blocking the victim’s windpipe. • Check a child’s mouth to see if...

Treating Unconsciousness in all ages

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Procedure for giving CPR in babies under 1 years old

Before you start: Make sure that you have carried out the following steps: • Checked for consciousness but had no response. • Opened the baby’s airway. • Checked...

Procedure for giving CPR in children from 7 -1 years old

Before you start: Make sure that you have carried out the following steps: • Checked for consciousness but had no response. • Opened the victim’s airway. • Checked...
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