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...

Laryngeal Mask Airway

The laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is available in the following sizes: 1-3: Newborn to 30- to 50-kg child, in 0.5 increments 4: 50- to...

Orotracheal Intubation – Direct Laryngoscopy

Indications:  Failure to maintain or protect the airway Failure of oxygenation or ventilation Anticipated deterioration Contraindication: There are no absolute contraindications. Procedure: Prior to intubation, position the...

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...

Coronary artery anatomy

Major Branches The coronary arteries arise from the proximal portion of the aorta (the aorta’s first branches) as the right coronary artery (RCA) and the...

Anatomy for layers of the Heart

The heart is composed of three layers: endocardium, myocardium, and pericardium. Endocardium The endocardium is the innermost layer and contacts the blood in the heart chambers....

Compounded Words – Meaning

1. Anaemia - Deficiency of haemoglobin in the blood 2. Analgesic - Medicine which alleviates pain 3. Arthralgia - Pain in a joint 4. Cephalalgia - Headache 5....

Which of the following is a symptom of both colds and...

Which of the following is a symptom of both colds and allergies? A. Sneezing B. Coughing C. Runny nose D. All of the above

Recovery position in adults and children

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...