Chapter 16. Transporting the Child with a Difficult Airway

  1. Steve Byrne1,
  2. Steve Fisher,
  3. Peter-Marc Fortune2,
  4. Cassie Lawn3 and
  5. Sue Wieteska

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300833.ch16

Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transfer and Retrieval: The Practical Approach

Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transfer and Retrieval: The Practical Approach

How to Cite

Byrne, S., Fisher, S., Fortune, P.-M., Lawn, C. and Wieteska, S. (eds) (2009) Transporting the Child with a Difficult Airway, in Paediatric and Neonatal Safe Transfer and Retrieval: The Practical Approach, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300833.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Paediatrics/Neonatology, Middlesbrough, UK

  2. 2

    PICU, Manchester, UK

  3. 3

    Neonatology, Brighton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169196

Online ISBN: 9781444300833

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Keywords:

  • the unintubated child;
  • difficult intubation;
  • prediction of difficult ventilation;
  • classification of difficult airway scenarios;
  • general preparation for difficult intubation;
  • predicted difficult intubation;
  • failed intubation where ventilation is possible/impossible;
  • upper airway obstruction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Unintubated Child

  • Difficult Intubation

  • Prediction of Difficult Ventilation

  • Classification of Difficult Airway Scenarios

  • General Preparation for Difficult Intubation

  • Predicted Difficult Intubation

  • Failed Intubation Where Ventilation is Possible

  • Failed Intubation Where Ventilation is Impossible

  • Upper Airway Obstruction

  • Summary