Intubation and Extubation

  • Ariel P. SantosEmail author


Emergent intubation can be one of the most stressful clinical situations one can encounter. Knowledge of the indications and adequate preparation can decrease possible morbidity and mortality. MACOCHA score is clinically proven to assist in identifying difficult intubation, and having a multidisciplinary airway team available can be very beneficial in securing an airway. Extubation can also be equally daunting, but knowledge of the criteria and parameters for extubation can lessen the risk of reintubation.


Intubation Extubation MACOCHA score Weaning parameters 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTexas Tech University Health Sciences CenterLubbockUSA

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