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Unformatted text preview: on. Breath Sounds in the Right Lung Field - the
endotracheal tube has been placed too far
down the bronchial tree and is in the right
mainstem Pull back the tube 1/4 to 1/2 inch or until
bilateral breath sounds have been
established PROCEDURAL STEPS FOR
CRICOTHYROIDOTOMY Auscultate over the epigastrium for gastric
sounds Placement of the endotracheal tube into
the stomach or esophagus will produce
gurgling sounds in the epigastric area
with PROCEDURAL STEPS FOR
CRICOTHYROIDOTOMY Inflate the endotracheal tube’s cuff with 10
cc’s of air
cc’s Inflation of the cuff serves two purposes:
Holds the endotracheal tube in place
Acts as a barrier and prevents fluids
from entering the lungs
from PROCEDURAL STEPS FOR
CRICOTHYROIDOTOMY Apply petroleum gauze
dressing to insertion site
Apply a dry, sterile dressing
to the insertion site
Tape around the tube then
neck, sutures can be done
later PROCEDURAL STEPS FOR
CRICOTHYROIDOTOMY Continue to ventilate the patient (1 breath
every 5 seconds) and suction as necessary.
every Loving Gentle Squeeze 2 in, 3 out. Continue to monitor the patient for changes...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.
- Fall '11