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).
See Endotracheal Tube
A plastic tube inserted through either the mouth or nose to help with breathing. Patients are unable to talk when the tube has been inserted. The tube may be connected to a breathing machine.
stands for “endo-tracheal” tube. This refers to the tube that is put down the throat to enable use of a ventilator.