The intubation procedure, which is frequently heard with the Covid-19 pandemic, is performed by experts trained in this field. Intubation, which is defined as "a thin tube called endotracheal tube is put into the respiratory tract from the mouth and breathing through this tube", is applied in emergency situations, especially in cardiac and respiratory arrest and respiratory failure. Experts say, “A safe and long-term airway and oxygen is provided to the patient by controlling the airway with the endotracheal tube and preventing aspiration into the lungs of the patient with intubation.” said.
Üsküdar University NPİSTANBUL Brain Hospital Anesthesia and Reanimation Specialist Prof. Dr. Füsun Eroğlu gave information about the intubation procedure, which is frequently heard with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Intubation, a "gold standard" method
Stating that intubation is applied to the patients to provide anesthesia, sedation or respiratory support in case of severe illness, Prof. Dr. Füsun Eroğlu, “Intubation is the process of putting a thin tube called endotracheal tube into the respiratory tract-larynx through the mouth translaryngeally and breathing through this tube. Intubation is a method that is seen as the gold standard in any situation where there is an indication to control the airway. Thanks to this method, the patient is connected to a device called a ventilator.” he said.
In which situations is intubation used?
Giving information about the situations in which intubation is used, Prof. Dr. Füsun Eroğlu, “In the cessation of heart and respiration, during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, respiratory failure, unconsciousness, ensuring upper airway patency, protecting the airway from aspiration of gastric contents, applying positive pressure ventilation, having a disease affecting the upper respiratory tract are frequently used indications of Endotracheal Intubation. ” said.
Oxygen is supplied to the patient in a safe way
Noting that intubating and connecting patients with respiratory failure in emergency situations or intensive care units is often of vital importance. Dr. Füsun Eroğlu said, “Moreover, since in many surgeries it is necessary to give muscle relaxants and put the patient to sleep, the patient must be connected to the respirator during the operation and intubated for this. By intubation; By controlling the airway with the endotracheal tube and preventing aspiration into the patient's lungs, the patient is provided with a safe and long-term airway and oxygen. said.
Specialists trained in intubation can apply
prof. Dr. Füsun Eroğlu noted that intubation can be performed by experienced doctors and health personnel trained in endotracheal intubation.
prof. Dr. Füsun Eroğlu said, “It is important to establish the indication for endotracheal intubation and to follow up and treat the patient during and after intubation. Since there are various problems that may be encountered during intubation, intubation is a situation that requires technical knowledge and skills, and it is appropriate to be performed by competent and experienced personnel. It is most commonly performed by anesthesiologists and technicians.” he said.