Emergency #5 – FLASHCARD

A 42-year-old woman, out of hospital cardiac arrest.

What do you see?

(1) The tip of the endotracheal tube is positioned in the right main bronchus, resulting in complete collapse (atelectasis) of the left lung

(2) Immediately warn the treating physician to correct the tube position!

(3) Always check the position of tubes, lines and drains!

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