K E Noblett

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BACKGROUND Respiratory care practitioners (RCPs) serve as the primary providers of neonatal endotracheal intubation (ETI) in our institution. ETIs are performed by registered respiratory therapists who have completed Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Advanced Life Support training and have successfully completed 3 intubations under the direct(More)
Severe acute pulmonary edema is a medical emergency that requires immediate action on the part of the health care provider. Endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation remain the primary method of respiratory support in the most severe cases when respiratory failure ensues. Two cases of respiratory failure resulting from severe acute pulmonary edema(More)
Some cases of difficult airway intubation can be managed by using the Endotrol (trigger) endotracheal tube. This report describes such a case, in which the management of a difficult airway was facilitated initially by using the Endotrol tube; however, significant occlusion occurred approximately 16 hours later when the tube "kinked," leading to its partial(More)
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