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A review of our 2018 article discussing post-intubation management of sedation and pain control to improve patient outcomes.
While it would be right to believe a person who can't talk also cannot breathe, the reverse is not true — speaking does not imply that someone is getting enough air to survive.
The need for advanced patient ventilation has been at the forefront of patient care during the coronavirus pandemic. The shortage of mechanical ventilators has also surfaced as an overall shortfall in many systems.
A new report is shining a spotlight on a deadly problem in Rhode Island: Intubated patients are arriving to hospitals in ambulances with breathing tubes that lead to the patient's stomach — not the lungs.
U.S. health officials are reporting a breakthrough in their investigation into the cause of an outbreak of vaping illnesses.