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Endotracheal Tube Size in Children

Purpose:

To determine the endotracheal tube size needed for a child.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

other testing, options

ICD-10:

T88.4, Y65.4

Description:

The appropriate size of the endotracheal tube to use in an emergency is important to ensure optimal oxygenation and to minimize trauma during insertion. The proper size in children can often be determined from age.

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