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Pediatric Airway Obstruction During Transport

Pediatric Airway Obstruction During Transport

“Upon arrival in the PACU, I first noticed a change in the color of the patient’s skin, looking dusky. She was also not as responsive as she was………”

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Case Context

Patient: child
Presenting diagnosis: severe dental caries
Planned procedure: dental restoration, possible extractions
Past medical history: none
Preoperative meds: 10 mg po midazolam on the morning of surgery
Other pertinent details: none provided
Anesthetic plan: general endotracheal anesthesia 


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