For the longest time, EMS providers have been told they should only use "uncuffed" ET tubes in pediatric patients. However, that's changing. Providers are now using cuffed ET tubes in kids far more than they used to. Are there risks to this practice?
From Pedi-Ed-Trics Emergency Medical Education comes this quick 5-minute refresher of what you need to know when it comes to kids and cuffed vs. uncuffed ET tubes. Scott DeBoer, RN, MSN, CPEN, CEN, CFRN, CCRN, reviews the reminders and current data.