What equipment and Supplies are needed for endotracheal intubation?: * pp 162 + 163
Figure of the equipment needed follows this list.
- Laryngoscope with an extra set of batteries and extra bulbs.
- Blades: No. 1 (term newborn), No. 0 (preterm newborn), No. 00 (optional for extremely preterm). Straight rather than curved blades are preferred.
- Endotracheal tubes with inside diameters of 2.5 [wt < 1,000 g; Below 28 wks], 3.0 [wt 1,000 – 2,000 g; 28 – 34 wks], 3.5 [wt 2,000 – 3,000 g; 34 -38 wks], and 3.5 – 4.0 [wt > 3,000 g; > 38 wks].
- Stylet (optional) that fits into the endotracheal tubes.
- Carbon dioxide (CO2) monitor or detector.
- Suction setup with catheters of size 10F (for suctioning the pharynx), size 8F, and either size 5F or 6F (for suctioning endotracheal tubes of various sizes. [Suction catheter size for endotracheal tubes of various inner diameters: 2.5 ET –> 5F or 6 F catheter; 3.0 ET –> 6F or 8 F catheter; 3.5 ET –> 8F catheter; 4.0 ET –> 8F or 10F catheter]
- Roll of water proof tape (1/2 or 3/4 inch), or endotracheal tube securing device.
- Oral airway.
- Meconium aspirator.
- Stethoscope (with neonatal head)
- Positive pressure device ( bag or T-piece resuscitator) and tubing for delivering air and/or supplemental oxygen. Self inflating bag should have an oxygen reservoir and all types of devices should have a pressure manometer.
- Pulse oximeter and neonatal probe.
- Laryngeal mask airway (size 1) with 5-mL syringe.
* Textbook of Neonatal Resuscitation, 6th ed. 2011, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association.