Emergency Equipment That May Be Needed to Rescue a Sedated Patient

Intravenous equipment
    Assorted intravenous catheters (eg, 24-, 22-, 20-, 18-, and 16-gauge)
    Alcohol wipes
    Adhesive tape
    Assorted syringes (eg, 1, 3, 5, and 10 mL)
    Intravenous tubing
        Pediatric drip (60 drops per mL)
        Pediatric burette
        Adult drip (10 drops per mL)
        Extension tubing
        3-way stopcocks
    Intravenous fluid
        Lactated Ringer solution
        Normal saline solution
        D50.25 normal saline solution
    Pediatric intravenous boards
    Assorted intravenous needles (eg, 25-, 22-, 20-, and 18-gauge)
    Intraosseous bone marrow needle
    Sterile gauze pads
Airway Management Equipment
    Face masks
        Infant, child, small adult, medium adult, large adult
    Breathing bag and valve set
    Oropharyngeal airways
        Infant, child, small adult, medium adult, large adult
    Nasopharyngeal airways
        Small, medium, large
    LMAs (1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, and 5)
    Laryngoscope handles (with extra batteries)
    Laryngoscope blades (with extra light bulbs)
        Straight (Miller) No. 1, 2, and 3
        Curved (Macintosh) No. 2 and 3
    Endotracheal tubes
        2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 uncuffed and 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0 cuffed
    Stylettes (appropriate sizes for endotracheal tubes)
    Surgical lubricant
    Suction catheters (appropriate sizes for endotracheal tubes)
    Yankauer-type suction
    Nasogastric tubes
    Nebulizer with medication kits
    Gloves (sterile and nonsterile, latex-free)
  • The choice of emergency equipment may vary according to individual or procedural needs. The practitioner is referred to the SOAPME acronym described in the text in preparation for sedating a child for a procedure.