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Can anyone tell me is tracheal intubation a progress during awake or sleeping? Is it painful?

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Dr. Ionel Rad
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In brief: Usually asleep

Tracheal intubations are usually after the patient is asleep and therefore patient does not have any pain during intubations.
Awake intubations are very rare, and many of the nerves can be blocked sow there is not much pain even awake.

In brief: Usually asleep

Tracheal intubations are usually after the patient is asleep and therefore patient does not have any pain during intubations.
Awake intubations are very rare, and many of the nerves can be blocked sow there is not much pain even awake.
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