Balancing the potential risks and benefits of out-of-hospital intubation in traumatic brain injury: The intubation/hyperventilation effect

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When properly performed, intubation is effective for airway protection and ensures adequate oxygenation; it also makes hyperventilation (and associated negative outcomes) easier and more likely.10,60,62,71,72 Optimal outcomes require choosing the right patients, achieving the highest success rates through training, and avoiding hyperventilation after intubation in patients with traumatic brain injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)732-736
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of emergency medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012


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  • Emergency Medicine

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