Definitions for "ET Tube"
ndo racheal Tube. Inserted in an unconscious patient's trachea to deliver oxygen directly to the lungs. The ET Tube is superior to the EOA because it ensures the highest possible concentration of oxygen in the lungs, it can be used on small children and it can be used to deliver certain drugs when IV access is not available.
Endotracheal Tube - A flexible conduit that is inserted through the mouth and the larynx into the trachea to provide an airway to the bronchial tree. It can have, around its distal end, an inflatable cuff which, when inflated, provides a seal between its outside surface and the lumen of the trachea (cuffed), or it may have no such cuff (uncuffed).
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