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Fifteen-minute consultation: Airway management in the acutely unwell child requiring intubation for the general paediatrician


Emergency endotracheal intubation is a high risk procedure in acutely unwell children and is commonly jointly managed by paediatricians and anaesthetists. This article aims to develop a shared understanding of the practicalities and language around the risk factors for difficult intubation and management of failed intubation, including the approach to situations where you cannot intubate and or cannot ventilate, to improve communication and team working between these dynamic interdisciplinary teams.

  • resuscitation
  • neonatology
  • pharmacology

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