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Is tracheal intubation done when awake?

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Dr. Chetan Patel
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Could be done

Tracheal intubation in usually done after patient is asleep, but in some circumstances it may be required to be done awake for patient saftey examples anticipated difficult intubation/mask ventilation unstable neck/fracture cervical spine with cord compression.

In brief: Could be done

Tracheal intubation in usually done after patient is asleep, but in some circumstances it may be required to be done awake for patient saftey examples anticipated difficult intubation/mask ventilation unstable neck/fracture cervical spine with cord compression.
Dr. Chetan Patel
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