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Algorithm of Hosking et al for Troubleshooting Difficult Ventilation in a Patient with an Endotracheal Tube

Purpose:

To troubleshoot a patient with an endotracheal (ET) tube who is proving difficult to ventilate based on the algorithm of Hosking et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Pulmonology

Objective:

complications, options, failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

T88.4, Y65.4

Description:

Hosking et al developed a flow diagram for troubleshooting difficult ventilation of a patient with an endotracheal tube. This is intended for use in forward military hospitals. The authors are from the Mayo Clinic, University of South Dakota, and the Veterans Administration Hospital in Minneapolis.

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