verb[with object] Medicine
Insert a tube into (a person or a body part, especially the trachea for ventilation).
- Because of severe dyspnea, he was intubated and given mechanical ventilatory support.
- He was intubated and transferred to intensive care, where he was ventilated for 10 days.
- In the event of failure to intubate the trachea or ventilate the patient's lungs with a bag and mask, insertion of a laryngeal mask airway should be attempted.
- Example sentences
- Although premedication is mandatory for endotracheal intubation in adults, most neonatal units do not sedate neonates before intubating them.
- One of the main reasons for treating patients in an intensive care unit is that they need ventilatory support, usually by sedation and endotracheal intubation.
- In a recent article, researchers urge paramedics to stop using intubation to resuscitate children.
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