extubating deep - page 2
would just like some opinions/practices from some of you out there... do you extubate deep? routinely? why or why not?... Read More
Mar 27, '04Occupation: CRNA Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 1,188; Likes: 26trauma...when we gave sux for spasm...we then bagged pt...as the sux wore off - we still provided PPV which (if i remember??) wards off the phenomenon. as well as suctioning her....
Apr 4, '04Occupation: RN Joined: Apr '00; Posts: 83; Likes: 4CRHSrn, I had to be intubated. It was not fun. Whoever intubated me, intubated my right mainstem bronchus. My left lung collapsed. I awoke in MICU on a ventilator ***WIDE AWAKE***. I didn't know where I was at or what was going on. I thought that I had awakened during surgery. My hands were strapped down. I couldn't talk. I had no way of communicating. While in MICU, radiology came in and took x-rays and found that I was intubated too deeply. They pulled the tube back...took another x-ray...still too deep...finally they got it right! When I could get one of the nurses to let one of my hands loose so that I could write. I told them to keep me ***knocked out*** . Well, they didn't, of course, they were concerned about over sedating me. So, I got to be awake a lot! Sheesh! It was a nightmare from HELL ! I guess that I would have died if they hadn't of done it. I don't remember being extubated...so I guess they did it while I was under.
Quote from CRHSrnwow, thank you for the info. ... however ... it still doesn't change my mind about NEVER, EVER, EVER wanting to know about being intubated ... :chuckle maybe i should just be careful about how long i say to bag me ... or better yet ... i'll just leave that up to you guys ... :wink2:
p.s. sorry for developing an opinion "in areas where the lack of knowledge impinges upon true understanding of what a particular situation entails." because i know you're tired of it ...