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Flashcards in Intubation Deck (7)
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1

Reasons/advantages of intubation (6)

Maintains patent airway
- protective reflexes lost UGA
- tracheal rings less rigid

Prevents aspiration pneumonia
Prevents inhalation of foreign substances
Prevents laryngospasm in cats
Reduces environmental pollution
Facilitates IPPV

2

Disadvantages of intubation (6)

Increases resp. Resistance if diameter to small
Potential for kinking/occlusion
Traumatic laryngitis
Pressure necrosis
Irritation of mucosa
Endobrochical intubation

3

Causes of traumatic laryngitis (2)

Tube too large
Too much pressure applied during intubation

4

Reason for mucosal irritation

Inadequate rinsing of tube

5

Overinflation of cuff may cause...(2)

Pressure necrosis
Narrowing of inner tube diameter

6

Equipment for intubation (7)

Laryngoscope
Mouth gag
Correct size tube
Tie
Inflation syringe
Lubricant
Xylocaine (cat/rabbit)

7

Endotracheal tube checks (6)

Clean
Patent
Damage
Correct size
Cuff leak test
In date if single use