Clinical practice standards for endotracheal tube removal include attentive post extubation monitoring, prompt identification of respiratory distress, maintenance of a patent airway and, if clinically indicated, attempts to successfully establish an artificial airway
by reintubation or in rare situations, surgical technique (AARC 2007) .
The use of an oral artificial airway
instead of the nasal type is recommended because nasal intubations increases the risk of developing nosocomial sinusitis thus will further increasing the development of VAP (Pruitt & Jacobs, 2006).
Effect of artificial airway
on ear complications from hyperbaric oxygen.
(15) Therefore, physical therapists working with mechanically ventilated patients must have a thorough knowledge of mechanical ventilation and artificial airways
. A comprehensive orientation program and competency assessment is the key for a successful physical therapy practice in the critical care environment.
He was treated at pitchside and then rushed to hospital where an emergency tracheotomy was performed --a hole was cut in his throat and an artificial airway
inserted --because of concern about the swelling in his throat.
The endotracheal (ET) tube is a transparent plastic device that provides an artificial airway
during the delivery of anesthesia.
When individuals are unable to clear secretions or obstructions from the respiratory tract sufficiently to maintain open airways, tracheostomy (insertion of an artificial airway
) is required.
Until recently, options for mechanical ventilation for children with chronic respiratory problems included negative pressure ventilation or positive pressure ventilation through an artificial airway
(Padman, Lawless, & Von Nesson, 1994) (see Figure 1).
Oh yes: make certain you are dealing with the inflammation of anaphylaxis, and not an airway obstruction since the artificial airway
will complicate everything.
The placement of an artificial airway
and controlled ventilation to calculate true inspiration and expiration measurements will not only affect the native airway dimensions, but it 'will also require a higher sedation dose, prolonging the recovery.
The final intervention, should a 'can't intubate, can't ventilate' situation develop, is the introduction of an artificial airway
. In the emergency situation, what is often referred as an emergency tracheotomy, is in fact a chricothyroidotomy.
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