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Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
../../../ 1998

The Ten Commandments of emergency airway management for the rural physician

Table 2. The Easdown–Brock Emergency Intubation Survival Kit

One (1) adult laryngoscope handle with no. 3 and no. 4 curved blades
One (1) pediatric laryngoscope handle with no. 2 curved blades
Spare batteries for the above
Plain stylets
Adult lighted stylet
Two (2) no. 4.5 endotracheal tubes
Two (2) no. 8.5 endotracheal tubes
Nasopharyngeal and oral airways
Xylocaine endotracheal spray
Tube of lubricating jelly
Roll of adhesive tape
Two (2) ampoules of midazolam
Two (2) ampoules of succinylcholine
Jet-Air kit, consisting of one (1) no. 14 intravenous needle, a 3-mL syringe and one (1) no. 7.5 endotracheal tube
Patil emergency cricothyroidectomy kit (or equivalent)
One (1) 10-mL plastic syringe
Magill forceps

This survival kit will ensure that some equipment is available instantly in your emergency "crash room" for treating a patient with an airway emergency who arrives at any hour with little or no advance warning. If you know in advance that a patient with an airway emergency is coming, prepare anything and everything you might conceivably need, including additional sizes of laryngoscope blades, endotracheal tubes, etc.
We have not included intravenous equipment, oxygen, Ambu bags or lidocaine in this list as these are usually readily available in emergency departments.

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