Recent Examples of intubation from the Web
My childhood had been defined by health problems, starting with a life-threatening brush with epiglottitis that required an emergency tracheotomy and intubation.
A more likely scenario would be brain death and intubation.
San Diego’s fees for ambulance responses including advanced life support services such as intubation or chest decompression would climb from $2,154 to $2,671.
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First Known Use of intubation
medical Definition of intubation
- The patient's respiratory rate diminished, requiring intubation within 20 minutes after arrival to the emergency department.
- —The Journal of the American Medical Association, 15 Sept. 1993
- That relieves me of the necessity of asking whether he has ever needed intubation—that extreme point where an asthmatic can no longer breathe for himself and needs a tube put down his airways so that a ventilator can do the work for him.
- —Perri Klass, Discover, April 1987
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