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Endotracheal Intubation And Mechanical Ventilation
Indefinitely: Until a ventilator is available or the person is breathing on their own. ...Read more
Depends on situation: In an emergency situation where the baby may be in distress, general anesthesia with intubation is often the fastest and most reliable choice. For an elective or less urgent csection, epidural or spinal anesthesia is preferred. Less medication reaches the baby, and the mother can be awake to see her baby right away. Talk to your anesthesiologist about anesthesia options for labor and delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Indefinitely: If you are able to continue bagging with reasonable volumes you could continue for an indefinite amount of time. ...Read more
Son having dental proc under ga.Requires intubation/vent during surgery&ct.Optimal method of intubation?How will ventilation be maintained during ct?
General anesthesia : Surgery under general anesthesia can be a very stressful event for the parents and child. Today monitoring, medications and techniques for general anesthesia are very safe and highly effective. In most cases the tube is placed through the mouth or the nose. Fiberoptic scopes and guides can provide access to the most difficult airways. Discuss your concerns with the anesthesiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bagging: If performed properly, there is no time limit. ...Read more
When is it required to switch from endotrach tube to tracheostomy for an IPF patient who is on long term mechanical ventilation?
Trach and Vent mgt: It depends on the ICU and medical history and settings of the ventilator. One to two weeks on the ventilator is the usual time period before discussing tracheostomy. The tracheostomy has its own benefits and complications. Optimally, trying to wean off the vent and using BiPAP or CPAP may be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is collapse of arytenoid into airway upon inhalation with strider/breathlessness in adult with normal vocal chord movement mechanical or functional?
Depends.: Good question. Depends why it is happening. If it is occurring due to muscle tension dysphonia (inappropriate use of muscles of voice production), it's functional and may improve with voice therapy by a Speech a Pathologist. Other causes such as swelling or trauma are not functional, though it is not common that they are referred to as mechanical. Be sure to follow up with your ENT on this issue, ...Read more
Under general anesthesia for sinus surgery is breathing tube used to keep airway open or is the equipment and medical team literally breathing for you?
Yes: Usually there is a breathing tube.Get a more detailed answer ›
Getting rhino and septoplasty done with local anesthesia & only minimal IV sedation. Can i get breathing tube to protect airway still?
Can respiratory therapists administer conscious sedation for certain respiratory procedures like bronchoscopies?
No: They are not mdGet a more detailed answer ›
Usually for patient with epiglottitis, the doctor will do endotrachel intubation first or tracheostomy first?
Depends: With epiglottis the airway is quite swollen, reducing the size of tube that can get through & the person can spasm their airway shut while being prepared. If they can, they will often have an anesthesiologist give meds to relax the patient. They attempt intubation and move to trach if unsuccessful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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