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The introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to keep it open, especially into the larynx to ensure the passage of air.



the introduction of a special tube into the larynx through the mouth for the purpose of eliminating respiratory disruption in burns, certain traumas, severe spasms of the larynx, laryngeal diphtheria, and acute, rapidly resolvable (for example, allergic) laryngeal edemas. Intubation may sometimes replace tracheotomy. In order to avoid the danger of asphyxiation, the tube is usually withdrawn and the patient transfers to normal respiration.

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In summary, tracheal intubation with a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope showed a shorter time to intubate and a higher first-attempt intubation success rate with lateral patient positioning compared to supine patient positioning, as well as hemodynamic stability during intubation.
Management of the "can't intubate, can't ventilate situation and the emergency surgical airway.
Every reasonable effort should be made to teach a resident to intubate on a cadaver, taking the time needed to critique technique and allowing her to acquire the necessary skill and confidence.
The best environment in which to intubate a patient is an operating room.
Firstly, in the event of failure to intubate with the device to which the patient was randomly allocated, intubation attempts with the other device were then permitted.
We did intubate successfully using McGrath video laryngoscope with 2 blades, and Cormack–Lehane classification was 2, and only posterior extremity of glottis was seen.
The court heard she assessed him but had not asked anyone to intubate Tony - placing a tube down his throat - and ventilate him.
A medical graduate used a data-collection tool to obtain the following information: patients\' demographics, underlying conditions for intubation, precipitating factors (both medical and surgical conditions), specific diagnosis, method of intubation (RSI versus crash), number of attempts required to intubate successfully, team deciding and intubating the patient, medications used, time delays after intubation decision, and immediate complications.
The rare occurrence of the 'can't intubate, can't oxygenate' crisis make it one of the most challenging events in anaesthetic practice.
Then they were asked to intubate patients with grade I or II Mallampati class, with no more than two attempts.
The ED physician attempted to intubate the patient, but had difficulty because frothy secretions were coming from her trachea due to chest compressions.
Clark found that bronchoscopic findings were rarely the deciding factor in determining whether to intubate a patient.