Another great guide on this topic. They will use a lot of lignocaine throat spray to numb your upper airway, also nasal spray too, depending on the route they want to take. The only place to watch out is spraying the trachea.
Two of my critical care resident specialists, Raghu Seethala and Xun Zhong, volunteered to intubate each other awake. In Ron Walls' airway manual and in his class , he gives the following reasons for intubation: I am very nervous and seriously stressed about the intubation.
You will be assessed by your anaesthetist. Published on March 26, 2010. EMCrit Blog.
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There are many reasons why a patient may be too ill to breathe well enough on their own. While it is scary to consider being on a ventilator, most surgery patients are breathing on their own within minutes of the end of surgery.
Plus as soon as the anaesthetist is happy with the tube placement, they will get you off to sleep straight away. EMCrit Blog.
The tube is far easier to remove than to place. The medication, fluids, and tube feeding are then pushed through the tube and into the stomach using a large syringe or a pump.
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Then the balloon that holds the tube in the airway is deflated so that the tube can be gently pulled out. Previous 6 weeks ago was 14 litres... Understanding the Risks of Having Surgery.