Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Intubation for dummies

When I got to the intubation station with the 3 other girls in my group we saw half of a dummy. He had a head, neck, lungs, and stomach. We named him Billy-Bob. LOL. I asked why he had a stomach if we were just practicing lung intubation, and the doctor said one of us would probably find out. I did. The first time I put the tube in it went down his esophogus rather than his trachea. When we pumped air in, his stomach filled with air. Not good. The second try I stuck the tube in too far. Only the right lung was filled with air. Again, not good. Finally on the third try I got it right. Maybe I shouldn't go into ER after all. Hmmmmm...

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