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Videolaryngoscopy in Neonates, Infants, and Children*

Balaban, Onur MD1; Tobias, Joseph D. MD1–3

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: May 2017 - Volume 18 - Issue 5 - p 477–485
doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000001128
Review Article

Airway management is vital during anesthetic care and during resuscitative efforts in the PICU, the emergency department, and the delivery room. Given specific anatomic and physiologic differences, neonates and infants may be more prone to complications during airway management. Videolaryngoscopy may offer an alternative to or advantages over direct laryngoscopy in specific clinical scenarios. The following article reviews some of the basic types of videolaryngoscopy and discusses their potential applications in the pediatric population.

1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

2Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

3Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

*See also p. 491.

This work was performed at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

The authors have disclosed that they do not have any potential conflicts of interest.

For information regarding this article, E-mail: Joseph.Tobias@Nationwidechildrens.org

©2017The Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies