At another hospital, a ventilator tube somehow slipped from a patient's throat, but no one knew that because the alarm had been erroneously set on low.
He felt the smooth sides of the ventilator tube, then nodded and sheathed the wrench, coming up with the cutter.
It does look like a leak from around a ventilator tube.
Teilani was awake now, though she couldn't speak because of the ventilator tube in her throat.
I drew my knife to slice through the accordion folds of the ventilator tube.
The patient was on a ventilator and pulled out the ventilator tubes three separate times, the report says.
After the operation, the ventilator tube through which he was breathing became disconnected, and the alarm to signal such a problem failed to function.
But he spoke in clipped phrases, pausing to catch his breath through a translucent blue ventilator tube.
From the storeroom a nurse, unpacking a box of ventilator tubes, watched him, her eyes big and unblinking.
Something the size of a rat but with many legs scurried into a broken ventilator tube.