endotracheal intubation

Reasons to Intubate:

 

  • Hypoxemia (PaO2 < 60 despite supplemental oxygen)

  • Hypercapnia (PaCO2 > 50 with a pH < 7.30

  • Inability to protect the airway

  • Metabolic acidosis in the setting of shock

Equipment:

 

  • Ambu Bag with Mask

  • Laryngoscope

  • Endotracheal Tube

    • 7.0 or 7.5 for women 

    • 7.5 or 8.0 for men

  • Suction

  • End-Tidal CO2 Detector