Indications for endotracheal intubation

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    Indications for endotracheal intubation:
    • Cardiopulmonary Arrest
    • Patient in deep coma or unresponsive
    • Shallow or slow respirations (less than 8 per minute)
    • Progressive cyanosis
    • Gastric lavage / gavage
    • Surgical patients where body positioning or facial contours preclude the use of a mask
    • To prevent loss of airway at a later time, i.e. a burn patient who inhales hot gases may be intubated initially to prevent his airway from swelling shut.
     

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