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Basic airway management in children

Author
Pamela Bailey, MD
Section Editor
Susan B Torrey, MD
Deputy Editor
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH

INTRODUCTION

Basic airway management (including positioning to open the airway and positive pressure ventilation with mouth-to-mouth and bag and mask) will be reviewed here.

The following related topics are discussed separately:

Advanced airway management in children (see "Emergency endotracheal intubation in children")

Basic life support in infants and children (see "Pediatric basic life support for healthcare providers")

The initial assessment and stabilization of critically ill or injured (see "Initial assessment and stabilization of children with respiratory or circulatory compromise" and "Pediatric advanced life support (PALS)")  

                 

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