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THE OPIOID CRISIS 36 AUGUST 2018 | EMSWORLD.com I n last month's article we looked at what types of information we need to consider when using pediatric alternative airways. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, so let's take an in-depth look at where that critical information can be found. Some- times we just need to pay attention to the instructions! King Airways/Laryngeal Tubes (Ambu) Sizes for King LTS-D air ways range from babies (<5 k g) to big people. Note: Con- trar y to appearances, the colors on the tops of King air ways do not correspond to designations of the Broselow-Luten or Handtev y systems. The packaging for the King LTS-D airway indicates: 1. The corresponding Broselow-Luten color codes based on head-to-heels measurement; 2. Recommendation for use based on patient weight range (in k g); 3. Recommended cuff inflation in mil- liliters of air. The front of the King LTS-D air way allows you to confirm: 4. Recommendation for use based on patient weight range (in k g); 5. Recommended cuff inflation in mil- liliters of air. The back of the King LTS-D airway indi- cates: 6. The size of the gastric access tube recommended. AuraGain Laryngeal Mask Airways (Ambu) Sizes for AuraGain lar yngeal mask air- ways range from babies (<5 k g) to big people. The packaging for the AuraGain airway indicates: 1. Recommendation for use based on patient weight range (in k g); 2. The size of the gastric access tube recommended; 3. Recommended cuff inflation in mil- liliters of air. The side of the AuraGain airway indicates: 4. The size of the gastric access tube recommended. The pilot balloon of the AuraGain airway indicates: 5. Recommendation for use based on patient weight range (in k g); 6. Recommended cuff inflation in mil- liliters of air. air-Q sp Masked Laryngeal Airways (Mercury Medical) Sizes for air-Q sp masked lar yngeal air- ways range from babies (<4 k g) to big people. Note: Contrar y to appearances, the colors on the tops of air-Q sp air ways do not correspond to the Broselow-Luten or Handtev y systems. The packaging for the air-Q sp airway indicates: 1. Recommendation for use based on patient weight range (in k g). The back of the air-Q sp airway indicates: 2. Recommendation for use based on patient weight range (in k g). Note: No cuff inflation is needed with this device. LMA Supreme (Telefl ex) Size s fo r LMA Sup rem e s range f ro m babies (<5 k g) to big people. The packaging for the LMA Supreme air- way indicates: 1. Recommendation for use based on By Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-P; Michael Rushing, NRP, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, TCRN, CCRN-CMC; Lisa DeBoer; and Michael Seaver, RN, BA This is the second of a two-part article series. PEDIATRIC ALTERNATIVE AIRWAYS: A PICTURE IS WORTH 1,000 WORDS Key information for their use is there if you know where to look

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