Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support – AHA Guidelines
–2000 VENTILLATORY GUIDELINES
•Tracheal intubation in unconscious patients should be
attempted only by healthcareproviders experienced in performing this
responders must confirm tracheal tubeposition by using nonphysical
examination techniques. These include esophageal detectordevices,
qualitative end-tidal CO2 indicators, and capnographic and capnometric devices.
suggests that tracheal tube dislodgments after a successful trachealtube insertion may be occurring at much higher rates than previously suspected.
•Emphasisshould be placed on securing the tube carefully with a tie or tape.Monitors for oxygensaturation and end-tidal CO2 levels can detect tube dislodgments.
technique,however, to prevent,
detect, and correct tube dislodgment
is the constant vigilance of careproviders.