Friday, June 14, 2019


Q: What three basic questions a clinician may ask himself before making a decision for intubation?

Answer: Intubation is a clinical decision but it may come with its own price. A clinician should ask himself three questions before making this decision.
  • Is airway at risk? 
  • Is oxygenation or ventilation failing? 
  • Is intubation anticipated in near future (impending)


Brown 3rd CA, Walls RM. The decision to intubate. In: The Walls Manual of Emergency Airway Management, 5th ed, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2018. p.3.

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