If tube placement requires surgery, complications such as infection or bleeding may arise.
Before the invention of antibiotics, myringotomy without tube placement was also used as a major treatment of severe acute otitis media (middle ear infection).
This perforation remains patent for several weeks and provides ventilation of the middle ear without the need for tube placement.
No single method for confirming tracheal tube placement has been shown to be 100% reliable.
Accordingly, the use of multiple methods for confirmation of correct tube placement is now widely considered to be the standard of care.
Ideally, at least one of the methods utilized for confirming tracheal tube placement will be a measuring instrument.
Waveform capnography has emerged as the gold standard for the confirmation of tube placement within the trachea.
The tube placement is listed as a contributing factor in the child's death.
Assessment of gas flow waves for endotracheal tube placement in an ovine model of neonatal resuscitation.
First step in management is orogastric tube placement and securing the airway (intubation).