★★ QUICK. SIMPLE. ACCURATE. ★★
NOW UPDATED WITH LATEST AUSTRALIAN 2016 GUIDELINES + AHA 2015 + ERC 2015
(see full list below)
*** This App will be your FIRST and ONLY assistant in emergency endotracheal intubations or Umbilical catheterization or other procedures like size selection for Chest tubes / Nasogastric tubes / Foley's catheter / Central venous catheters.
*** It will help you find the most appropriate tube or catheter size (and length) for your pediatric patient in nearly NO TIME.
*** It uses a simple but very effective method to make the selection process based on your patient weight or age really fast.
*** It's NO MORE needed to enter the weight by a keyboard.
*** Just DRAG that little white ring to reach the target weight or age.
*** The app uses strict calculations which were adapted from different trusted resources to make the size selection a VERY ACCURATE< process.
*** You DO NOT HAVE TO MEMORIZE any weight or age based formulas. Firstly, they are not accurate enough. Secondly, who remembers all these formulas ?! was it age/2 or weight+12 !!
★ The age groups covered in this app ★
1) Neonates (in the first month of life)
2) Infants (in the first year of life)
3) Children (up to 18 years)
★ Tubes and catheters calculated using this app ★
1) Endotracheal tube size.
2) Orotracheal tube length.
3) Nasotracheal tube length.
4) Laryngoscope blade size (also straight or curved)
5) Umbilical arterial catheter size.
6) Umbilical arterial catheter length.
7) Umbilical venous catheter size.
8) Umbilical venous catheter length.
9) Urine catheter (Foley's) size.
10) Chest tube size.
11) Nasogastric tube size
12) Central Venous Catheter.
13) Mooooore to come ........
♦ ERC European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015
♦ AHA American Heart Association Neonatal Resusitation Guidelines 2015
♦ ANZCOR Guidelines 2016 13.5 – Tracheal Intubation and Ventilation of the Newborn Infant
♦ Kempley ST, Moreiras JW, Petrone FL. Endotracheal tube length for neonatal intubation. Resuscitation 2008;77:369-73.
♦ ANZCOR Guidelines 13.5 – Tracheal Intubation and Ventilation of the Newborn Infant
♦ RCH Practice Guidelines - Umbilical Arterial Catheterisation of the Newborn
♦ RCH Practice Guidelines - Umbilical Venous Catheterisation of the Newborn
♦ Wright et al (2008) (PMID:18679150)
♦ Shukla & Ferrara, 1986 (PMID:3728405)
♦ Umbilical artery catheters in the newborn: effects of position of the catheter tip.(PMID:10796375)
♦ Medscape : Pediatric Surgery for Central Venous Access Treatment and Management
♦ CALS Manual - Acute Care 39: Pediatric Equipment Sizes