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miércoles, 5 de junio de 2013

Intubación despierto: ventajas?


Emergency Medicine Updates
"Awake intubation is placing an endotracheal tube in the trachea while the patient continues to breathe. The principle advantage over RSI is that you do not take away the patient’s respirations or airway reflexes, which makes the process safer in many circumstances. The disadvantages are that the patient’s personality and movements, as well as the patient’s airway reflexes, must be managed, which takes time, and even when done well, the view you get won’t be as good as in a paralyzed patient. Instrumenting the back of the throat may cause gagging and possibly vomiting, though this is quite unlikely to lead to clinically significant aspiration (because the patient is awake). The more difficult airway features, and the less urgent the intubation, the more likely you should intubate awake.Patients who are at high risk to vomit are not good candidates for an awake technique"