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what will be the first role of nurse after self extubation of patient?

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

Is this a homework question, or are you a practicing nurse?

Why was the pt intubated in the first place? To enable mechanical ventilation, right? So what might you want to assess? Based on your assessment, what do you think the nurse should do?

Share your thoughts, and I'll share mine. ;)

Is this a homework question, or are you a practicing nurse?

Why was the pt intubated in the first place? To enable mechanical ventilation, right? So what might you want to assess? Based on your assessment, what do you think the nurse should do?

Share your thoughts, and I'll share mine. ;)

Yes This is homework question

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

Okay, so tell me what your thoughts are first, and I'll tell you if you're on track. So again to get you started, I'll ask--

Why is someone intubated? Because they need the mechanical ventilator. So now without the tube, what do you think you'd assess for? If this assessment is abnormal, what do YOU think the nurse should do?

Again, share your thoughts and then I'll tell you what we actually do in practice when this happens