Agonal Gasps of Cardiac Arrest Victim Can Aid in Confirming Tracheal Intubation using Umesh’s Intubation Detector

Umesh, G and Magazine, Rahul (2013) Agonal Gasps of Cardiac Arrest Victim Can Aid in Confirming Tracheal Intubation using Umesh’s Intubation Detector. Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica, 51 (3). pp. 133-134.

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Abstract

Several patients of cardiac arrest may be found in a state of agonal gasps that are of insufficient tidal volume and are not considered as a sign of life. However, this volume is sufficient enough to cause appreciable in flation and de flation of the reservoir bag of Umesh’s intubation detector (UID) as evidenced in all 12 victims of cardiac arrest with gasping efforts in this study. Therefore, we conclude that the agonal gasps during cardiac arrest can reliably be used to confirm tracheal intubation using the UID device.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Intubation; Intratracheal; Respiratory insufficiency; Agonal respiration; Umesh’s intubation detector
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pulmonary Medicine
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 10:59
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 10:59
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139266

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