Pediatric Cuffed Endotracheal Tubes: An Evolution of Care Article

PMID: 21603336 Web of Science: 000420219500015

Cited authors

  • Taylor, Connie; Subaiya, Lekha; Corsino, Daniel


  • Purpose: To examine the history of pediatric endotracheal intubation and the issues surrounding the change from uncuffed endotracheal tubes to cuffed endotracheal tubes, including pediatric airway anatomy, endotracheal tube design, complications, and safety concerns.; Method: Review of the literature.; Conclusions: Although the use of cuffed endotracheal tubes in infants and children remains a topic of debate, the literature supports this change in practice. Meticulous attention must be given to intracuff pressure. Cuffed endotracheal tubes designed especially for the pediatric patient may increase the margin of safety.

Publication date

  • 2011

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1524-5012

Start page

  • 52

End page

  • 56


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