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Pediatric Textbook Review – Lower Extremity Fractures and Upper Airway Management

Lee Garvey, MD

  • Toddler’s fractures may be missed on the normal two views. Consider getting an oblique view.
  • Pediatrics upper airway management requires significant forethought. Have your second and third backups ready.
  • For suspected epiglottitis, do NOT agitate the child until ENT/anesthesia available. NO IVs, NO meds, just transfer.
  • Proper documentation for likely viral URI
    • Position of uvula
    • Erythema of tonsillar pillars
    • Symmetry of tonsils
    • No pain on external manipulation of larynx
    • No trismus
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