Episode 16 – Your Roll in Securing the Pediatric Airway

In this episode, we discuss the logistics of securing pediatric endotracheal tubes and its relation to the pre-hospital environment. Tune in as we touch on the pro’s and con’s of commercial devices versus adhesive tape. We also provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to safely and effectively secure an ETT that is 4.5mm or smaller in diameter.



*tegaderm, not telfa

Krug, L., Machan, M., & Jose Villalba. (2014, December). Securing the Endotracheal Tube With Adhesive. AANA Journal, pp. 457-464.

Loganathan, P., Nair, V., Vine, M., Kostecky, L., & Kowal, D. (2017, January). Quality Improvement Study on New Endotracheal Tube Securing. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, pp. 20-24.

Shimizu, T., Mizutani, T., & Yamashita, S. (2011, November). Endotracheal Tube Extubation Force: Adhesive Tape. Respiratory Care, pp. 1825-1829.

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