the act or procedure of inserting a tube into the trachea, digestive tract, etc.: In some situations an emergency intubation may be performed and the patient may be connected to a breathing apparatus.
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How to use intubation in a sentence
Barely able to speak as doctors prepared to intubate her, Heidi had asked Heather to take care of her 16-year-old son in case she didn’t wake up.‘I said goodbye to my sister through a computer screen’ | Holly Bailey | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Patients are arriving with very low oxygen levels, with hosptials immediately intubating them.Border Report: The Pandemic’s Worst Month Along the Border | Maya Srikrishnan | December 28, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Patients cannot be intubated here, except briefly in an emergency.Inside a Rhode Island field hospital, preparing for the worst of the pandemic | Lenny Bernstein | December 26, 2020 | Washington Post
They were also able to provide quick training to nursing staff, for example, on working with intubated patients.Hospital ICUs are filling up. It’s even worse than it sounds. | Katherine Harmon Courage | December 24, 2020 | Vox
One friend’s brother is currently in the intensive care unit, intubated.‘I’ve Lost Everything That Basically Brings Someone Joy’ | Brittany Cruz-Fejeran and Maya Srikrishnan | December 23, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It is probable that slight cases of stenosis can be treated better by intubation than by thyrotomy.
Under these conditions it is advisable to consider the removal of the tracheotomy tube in favour of intubation.
A case of intubation requires more personal attention than one of tracheotomy.
It has been claimed that intubation gives better results in children under five.
The question arises as to how many attempts should be made before intubation is abandoned.