So, in review, the pediatric
and adult airways
differ anatomically and physiologically.
The airway diameter can be easily
compromised in pediatric patients.
The upper airway anatomy can put children
at increased risk for
Due to an immature system, and
large organs, infants compensate
by increasing their respiratory rate in
the setting of respiratory distress.
Surfactant can be administered
to premature babies
to help expand the alveoli
and prevent atelectasis.
It's important to understand
to successfully manage a pediatric
patient with a respiratory condition.
Thank you for watching this
lecture on the differences
between the pediatric and
adult respiratory systems.