complications Of Intubation And Mechanical Ventilation
This video is an informative animated presentation on the procedures on Intubation and Mechanical Ventilation. At certain circumstances like respiratory abnormalities, one may be additional oxygen or breathing support through mechanical ventilation. An intubation process starts with the help of a laryngoscope, which consists of a handle, lights and dull blade. It helps to guide the endotracheal tube in proper position. Once the endotracheal tube is in the trachea, the doctor will inflate a small balloon surrounding the tube to make sure that it remains snugly in place. The tube is taped at the side of the mouth to prevent it from jostling put of position. Once the endotracheal tube is in the proper position, the doctor will attach it to the mechanical ventilator, a specially designed pump that aids respiration by delivering well oxygenated air into the lungs and permitting carbon dioxide to escape from the lungs. Levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide will be closely monitored to confirm that the ventilator is working.