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If an infant is too large to allow use of the single-arm technique described above, then the same manoeuvres can be performed by laying the baby across the rescuer’s lap. 14. 15) or, in the case of a larger child, with the child supported in a forward leaning position. In the child the abdominal thrust (Heimlich manoeuvre) can also be used. This can be performed with the victim either standing or lying, but the former is usually more appropriate. If this is to be attempted with the child standing, the rescuer moves behind the victim and passes his or her arms around the victim’s body.
A laryngoscope blade should be chosen appropriate for age. It is possible to intubate with a blade that is too long but not one that is too short. Laryngoscopes are notoriously unreliable pieces of equipment which may develop flat batteries and unserviceable bulbs very quickly between uses. It is vital, therefore, that a spare should be available at all times and that equipment should be regularly checked to ensure it is in good working order. CHA P TE R 5 A D VA N C E D SU P P O R T O F T H E A I R WAY A N D VE N T I L AT I O N 37 Tracheal tubes Uncuffed tubes should be used during resuscitation, by those who do not have much paediatric anaesthetic experience, for children up until approximately 10 years of age.
The differences between adults and children must be realised and familiarity with equipment assured. Techniques for obtaining a patent and protected airway, and for achieving adequate ventilation and oxygenation, must be learned and practised. These techniques must be integrated into a prioritised system of care. It should be stressed that basic, simple techniques are often effective and life saving. 5 . 2 E Q U I PMEN T FO R MA N A GI NG THE AIRWAY Necessary airway equipment • • • • • • Face masks Airways including laryngeal mask airways (LMAs) Self-inflating bag–valve–mask devices Tracheal tubes, introducers and connectors Suction devices Cricothyroidotomy cannulae The airway equipment indicated in the above box should be available in all resuscitation areas.
Advanced Paediatric Life Support: the Practical Approach (5th Edition) by Advanced Life Support Group