Search Tag: endotracheal intubation

ICU Management

Insights from Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation

2019 15 May

Approximately 200,000 patients suffer from in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) annually in the US, with in-hospital mortality of nearly 80%. Airway management is a critical component of resuscitation care. However, it is unclear whether endotracheal intubation improves patient survival. The process often involves the cessation of chest compressions,... Read more

ICU Management

2018 19 Jun

Why study endotracheal intubation? Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in critically ill patients is a potentially life-threatening procedure, and approximately one-third of ETIs are complicated by severe hypoxia, cardiovascular collapse and cardiac arrest. Critically ill patients are prone to severe complications as the consequence of the underlying... Read more

ICU Management

ICU Patients: Delayed Intubation Linked to Poor Outcome

2017 27 Jun

The optimal timing of endotracheal intubation in critically ill patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation remains undefined. A new analysis of the large, prospective Intensive Care Over Nations (ICON) database compares patients who underwent intubation early – within two days of ICU admission – to those who underwent intubation later. Results... Read more