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Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 1 Contact Hour
  • Sandra Cegielski, BS, RRT, RCP
  • Jamie Wood, RRT, RCP
Peer Reviewer(s): Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST
Item#: V7248
Contents: 1 Course Book (30 pages)

Assessment of the Pediatric Airway, 2nd Edition

Price $9.95
Item # V7248
When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

This course is an updated version of Assessment of the Pediatric Airway (V7199).

Expiration Date: October 22, 2018

This course aims to take the stress out of dealing with difficult airways by giving the provider tools to assess the patient prior to bag-valve-mask ventilation, airway manipulation, and laryngoscopy. It also provides clinical tools that can be used to improve the view of the airway and thereby increase the likelihood of successful intubation in challenging scenarios. The purpose of this course is not to review each step and procedure, but to provide fundamental knowledge of what needs to be considered in the assessment of a pediatric airway.Anatomic and physiologic aspects of the pediatric airway and the differences between adult and pediatric anatomy as they relate to the challenges associated with successful endotracheal intubation are covered, along with congenital abnormalities that can increase the risk of negative outcomes. 

Course Objectives


  • Define the differences between adult and pediatric anatomy and physiology.
  • Describe pediatric airway assessment.
  • Recognize the mobility and space assessment.
  • Define the 3-3-2 examination.
  • Recognize the Modified Mallampati classification (MMT).
  • Evaluate the Cormack-Lehane (CL) classification.
  • Identify the acronym LEMON.
  • Identify and describe abnormalities associated with difficult tracheal intubation.
  • List the components of intubation.


Sandra Cegielski, BS, RRT, RCP, is the director of clinical education at Victor Valley College. She also serves as the veterans health education coordinator at Loma Linda VA Medical Center. Sandra received her BS in business management at the University of Redlands and her AS in respiratory therapy at Victor Valley College.

Jamie Wood, RRT, RCP, is a graduate of Victor Valley College. Jamie has also served as an in-home care provider.

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an assistant research professor and program director and professor for the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine, at Loma Linda University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor at the Department of Medicine, at Dr. John Shyy’s laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health. Traci received her PhD from the University of California, Riverside, in biochemistry and molecular biology; MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Loma Linda University; bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University; and her AS RT from Victor Valley College.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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