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Response Not Ready for Kids

Fred Henretig is intimately familiar with the unique anatomy of children. He knows how elusive their threadlike veins can be, how they defy all but expert attempts to pierce them with an intravenous line. He knows the way their airways, narrow as a piece of penne, can be hard to open with a lifesaving breathing tube. These physiological characteristics , said the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia emergency physician, mean that it’s “nerve-wracking to deal with even a single critical child.” As Henretig ponders the terrorist threats facing the United States, he sees what he calls a “nightmare” scenario: not a single critical child, but dozens, felled by an attack on a school, a sporting event or an ice show. He sees children separated from parents, wailing as other-worldly rescuers clad in frightening yellow suits attempt to provide first aid. Full Story

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