Intubation and Tracheal Tube Malpractice

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Intubation is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the windpipe (trachea). The procedure is used to maintain an open airway and ensure that a patient receives an adequate oxygen supply in various situations such as during surgery or illness. A steady supply of oxygen is essential to prevent brain damage and injury to other vital organs. Such an injury can result in permanent mental or physical disability. Tracheal intubation in an emergency setting can prove difficult and consequences of an error may be grave therefore doctors are expected to have the expertise necessary before carrying out this important procedure.

A six month study of 208 out-of -hospital intubations (performed by paramedics) by the Indiana University School of Medicine revealed that over 5% of those were carried out incorrectly.

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Side Effects of Intubation Errors:

  • Wrongful death cause by hypoxia/ anoxia
  • Permanent brain damage
  • Permanent physical disability
  • Future need of breathing aids
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Lesions to the throat and lingual nerve
  • Cyanosis/ Circulatory problems

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