Endotracheal tube for children

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Endotracheal tube for children

  1. 1. ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE SIZE CHILDREN
  2. 2. FOR INFANTS UP TO 1 YEAR OF AGE • UNCUFFED TUBE WITH AN INTERNAL DIAMETER OF 3.5 MM • A CUFFED ETT WITH AN INTERNAL DIAMETER OF 3.0 MM MAY BE USED FOR INFANTS MORE THAN 3.5 KG. AND <1 YEAR
  3. 3. FORMULA • UNCUFFED ET SIZE = 4 + (AGE / 4) • CUFFED ET SIZE = 3.5 + (AGE / 4)
  4. 4. ONE SIZE LESS • FOR CUFFED TUBE FOR AGE LESS THAN 1 YR
  5. 5. ADDITIONAL • KEEP ONE HALF SIZE LARGER AND ONE HALF SIZE SMALLER THAN CALCULATED SHOULD ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR UNCUFFED OR CUFFED ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE
  6. 6. THUMB RULE • ET TUBE ID SIZE IS SAME AS THE DIAMETER OF THE LITTLE FINGER OF THE PATIENT

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