intubation

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Endotracheal intubation has the following advantages over pharyngeal airways:

  • protection of the airway from aspiration of foreign material
  • facilitates ventilation and oxygenation
  • facilitates suctioning of trachea and bronchi
  • provides route for drug administration
  • prevents gastric insufflation
  • allows faster rate of chest compression in CPR

Last reviewed 01/2018

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