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Table 2 Indications for Pre-Hospital Advanced Airway Management in children

From: Anaesthetist-provided pre-hospital advanced airway management in children: a descriptive study

Indication for PHAAMa All children < 16 years old (N = 42) <2 years old (n = 24) 2 – 15 years old (n = 18)
Existing airway obstruction 1 1 0
Impending airway obstruction 8 5 3
Hypoxia 13 8 5
Ineffective spontaneous ventilation 9 7 2
Cardiac arrest 15 9 6
Anaesthesia to relief of pain or distress 1 1 0
Anaesthesia to combative or agitated patient 2 2 0
Decreased level of consciousness 24 13 11
  1. aMore than one indication may apply to each patient