Recent Examples of intubation from the Web
All Orlando Fire Department firefighter-paramedics — more than 300 of them — this week are using one of Florida Hospital Nicholson Center’s surgical skills labs to practice patient intubation and a method of injecting drugs into the bone marrow.
Even more worrisome, there have been cases of serious respiratory issues, which require hospitalizations 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.
A more likely scenario would be brain death and intubation.
My childhood had been defined by health problems, starting with a life-threatening brush with epiglottitis that required an emergency tracheotomy and intubation.
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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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