The Children's Hospital in Aurora, CO

Prehospital Infant / Pediatric Airway Education

Earlier this year, the Children’s Hospital developed a training program for EMTs focusing on pediatric airway management. Community paramedics receive one-on-one pre-simulation equipment training and capnography education, hands-on practice using an infant-sized high-fidelity mannequin, and feedback for skills including bag-valve mask ventilation, traditional endotracheal intubation technique, capnography interpretation, and novel airway techniques including the laryngeal mask airway and the King LT airway. Led by Dr. Stephen Daniels, the program should make a significant impact as it spreads R Baby’s mission to properly train and educate any professional who handles a baby.

The Children’s Hospital’s pre-hospital pediatric airway management training and education for community Emergency Medical Technicians program is currently being developed as the team tailors the implementation strategy by using an alternate simulation site with a new mannequin model. The first course completed in June of 2010, and enrollment has already begun for the next course which will commence at the end of the summer. The program hopes to train 75 EMTs.