1. What are endotracheal tubes designed to do?
2. What do they increase and reduce?
3. What 4 things can it cause trauma to?
1. To circumvent the nose, mouth, larynx, and pharynx reducing anatomic deadspace.
- 2. Increase: airway resistance
- Reduces: cough efficacy
3. Trauma: Nose, mouth, larynx and trachea