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Suggested Equipment for management of Paediatric Cardiopulmonary Arrest (0 - 16 years) (excluding resuscitation at birth)

 ! This document was superseded by Quality standards for CPR practice and training.


All items to be LATEX FREE
All IV equipment to be luer locking

Airway Equipment

  • Non-rebreathing oxygen masks - paediatric and adult
  • Pocket mask- paediatric and adult +/- face shields
  • Oropharangeal airways - sizes 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Self-inflating bag valve mask systems
         - paediatric with pressure relief valve and reservoir
         - adult with reservoir
  • Face masks - 00, 0/1, 2, 3, 4
  • Soft suction catheters - 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
  • Rigid bore suction catheters - mini and adult
  • Portable suction - battery or hand operated
  • Tracheal tubes - uncuffed 2.5 - 6, cuffed 6, 7, 8
  • Laryngoscopes
  • Laryngoscope blades - straight 0, 1, curved 2, 3, 4
  • Stethoscope
  • ETCO2 detectors (easily available)
  • Nasogastric tubes - 6, 8, 10, 12
  • Tracheal stylet - small and medium
  • Gum elastic bougie - 5ch and 10ch
  • Magills forceps - paediatric and adult
  • Lubricating gel
  • Elastoplast / hypofix / cotton tape
  • Scissors
  • Spare bulbs / batteries
  • Oxygen cylinder - with tubing

Circulation Equipment

  • Alcohol skin prep wipes
  • Cannulae - 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24g
  • Intraosseous needles
  • Syringes - 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 ml
  • Selection of needles
  • Saline ampoules -  10 ml
  • Water ampoules - 10 ml
  • Extension set with T/3 way taps/bungs
  • Gauze
  • Tape / dressing for cannula
  • IV administration sets (burette and non-burrette)
  • Blood bottles (easily available)
    • FBC / U&Es, CRP
    • Glucose
    • Blood cultures
    • Virology
    • Clotting
    • X match
    • Group and save
    • Toxicology
    • ABGs / capillary tubes
  • Fluids
    • Colloid solution
    • 0.9% Sodium chloride / balanced salt solution
    • 10% Dextrose
  • Drugs
    • 1:10,000 Adrenaline
    • 1:1000 Adrenaline
    • Amiodarone + 5% dextrose
    • Lidocaine
    • Sodium Bicarbonate 8.4%
    • Calcium Chloride 10%
  • Other readily available drugs (for use for paediatric emergencies)
    • Adenosine
    • Alprostidil
    • Atropine
    • Salbutamol
    • Ipratroprium
    • Diazepam / Lorazepam
    • Midazolam
    • Morphine
    • RSI agents
    • Magnesium
    • Naloxone

Additional Items

  • Bedside blood glucose measuring kit
  • ECG electrodes - infant and adult
  • Defib / monitor / gelpads / hands free pads / pacing
  • Sharps disposal container
  • Gloves
  • Clock / stop watch
  • Oxygen saturation monitor / probes
  • Dispensing pin
  • Nebulizer mask and acorn
  • Broselow tape / Oakley chart / profile charts
  • Drug labels / plain labels
  • Audit charts
  • Algorithms

 

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