We are working on developing an intubation protocol for our PED. Two questions for the group:

1)      Does anyone routinely place a gastric tube prior to intubation in patients who require BVM? This would be to prevent the stomach from becoming distended during BVM and causing difficulty ventilating.

2)       Does anyone have a pediatric intubation protocol or checklist they are willing to share?

Matt Hansen

Matt Hansen MD, MCR
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
NIH/NHLBI K12 Scholar
Oregon Health & Science University

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