What is Intubation?

Category: Procedures


Intubation, or tracheal intubation, is the placement of a flexible plastic or rubber tube into the trachea (windpipe) to maintain an open airway or to serve as a route to administer medications.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anaphylaxis 1 0
Collapsed 1 0
Irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) 1 0
Respiratory failure 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Intubation.