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Endotracheal tube size and length in infants

Calculate endotracheal tube size and length (oral and nasal) and ETT suction catheter size in infants based on infant’s age or gestational age, infant’s weight or birth weight and other data.

Endotracheal Tube Size and Length in Infants
Enter the following data
Is the infant a newborn?
Distance from nasal septum to tip of tragus in cm
Distance from suprasternal notch to xiphoid process in cm
Results
Size (internal diameter) in mm
Suction catheter size
Depth of insersion in cm Oral (from lips) Nasal
Based on nasal-tragus length
Based on sternal length
Automatic recalculation 



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  • Schooley KI. Chapter 3: Endotracheal intubation. pages 31-43. IN: Taeusch HW Christiansen RO Buescher ES. Pediatric and Neonatal Tests and Procedures. W.B. Saunders Company. 1996.
  • Shukla HK Hendricks-Munoz KD et al. Rapid estimation of insertional length of endotracheal intubation in newborn infants. J Pediatrics. 1997; 131: 561-564.
  • Taeusch HW Sniderman S. Chapter 1: Neonatal resuscitation. pages 3-12. IN: Taeusch HW Christiansen RO Buescher ES. Pediatric and Neonatal Tests and Procedures. W.B. Saunders Company. 1996.
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