Intubation goes high-tech: Video enhances decades-old medical procedure
from Albany Democrat-Herald
From April 18:
Anyone who regularly watches medical dramas on television has seen paramedics or doctors intubate an accident victim or surgery patient. The actors make placing the long plastic breathing tube down the patient’s throat and into their lungs seem routine. But in real life, the process takes great finesse and is done under time pressure: Every minute that passes increases the possibility of brain damage or even death.
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