Post Intubation Checklist

Quick Checklist

  • Analgesia & Sedation
  • Secure the tube well (use a commercial device)
  • Raise head of bed to 30-45°
  • Confirm Lung Protective Vent Settings
  • Humidify the air (Heat Moisture Exchanger)
  • Place Inline Suction (q1h or more)
  • End Tidal CO2 Monitor (Pt -> suction -> humidifer -> ETCO2 -> vent)
  • Check cuff pressure (20-30 mmH20, use a cuffalator, ask resp Tx)
  • Gastric Tube (NG/OG)
  • Nebulizers (if any h/o asthma)
  • Get an ABG (VBG? only if sat = 90-95% or FiO2 = 30%)
  • Check tube depth (CXR)
  • Put a BVM at the Bedside ± PEEP Valve
  • Run to bed if Vent Alarms

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