I struggled to find PEM resources for my CT3 year, despite the variety of excellent resources out there. I hope this website will help point you in the right direction. I'm not a PEM expert, but am following the guidance CEM have issued (in the form of a syllabus) to put together this page. This page is not endorsed by CEM, and any mistakes are mine.

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Monday, 5 August 2013

Surgical Airway in Children

Most of us know how to perform a surgical airway in adults, and the basic principles are the same in children.

The Royal Children's Hospital has an excellent airway manual here, with instructions on how to perform a surgical airway in children. Uptodate has a step to step guide.

There are lots of different methods of performing a surgical airway. Chose a method you are familiar with, and that you have the kit for in your hospital.


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  2. Damian Roland (@Damian_Roland) tweeted at 11:13 PM on Thu, Mar 20, 2014:
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    I’m not a fan of needle cric & here’s why

    Basically it frequently fails…..

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